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Molly's Country Memories

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Friday, April 02, 2010


I wonder  how many really knows the sacrifice that our Lord and Savior made for us, he died so we might live...but I wonder if you really understand the full impact of how he suffered. As children we are taught that he was nailed to the cross and clean and simple..but our Lord's death was not simple...the pain and agony he was willing to endure for us is amazing....

At the age of 33, Jesus was condemned to the death penalty.
At the time, crucifixion was the "worst" death. Only the worst criminals condemned to be crucified. Yet it was even more dreadful for Jesus, unlike other criminals condemned to death by crucifixion Jesus was to be nailed to the cross by His hands and feet.
Each nail was 6 to 8 inches long.
The nails were driven into His wrist. Not into His palms as is commonly portrayed. There's a tendon in the wrist that extends to the shoulder. The Roman guards knew that when the nails were being hammered into the wrist that tendon would tear and break; forcing Jesus to use His back muscles to support himself so that He could breathe.
Both of His feet were nailed together. Thus, He was forced to support Himself on the single nail that impaled His feet to the cross. Jesus could not support himself with His legs because of the pain so He was forced to alternate between arching His back then using his legs just to continue to breathe. Imagine the struggle, the pain, the suffering, and the courage.
Jesus endured this reality for over 3 hours.
Yes, over 3 hours! Can you imagine this kind of suffering? A few minutes before He died, Jesus stopped bleeding.
He was simply pouring water from his wounds.

From common images we see wounds to His hands and feet and even the spear wound to His side. But do we realize His wounds were actually made in his body. A hammer driving large nails through the wrist, the feet overlapped and an even larger nail hammered through the arches, then a Roman guard piercing His side with a spear. But before the nails and the spear Jesus was whipped and beaten. The whipping was so severe that it tore the flesh from His body. The beating so horrific that His face was torn and his beard ripped from His face. The crown of thorns cut deeply into His scalp. Most men would not have survived this torture.
He had no more blood to bleed out, only water poured from His wounds.

The human adult body contains about 3.5 litres (just less than a gallon) of blood.
Jesus poured all 3.5 litres of his blood; He had three nails hammered into his members; a crown of thorns on his head and, beyond that, a Roman soldier who stabbed a spear into his chest.
All these without mentioning the humiliation He passed after carrying his own cross for almost 2 kilometres, while the crowd spat in his face and threw stones (the cross was almost 30 kg of weight, only for its higher part, where his hands were nailed).

Jesus had to endure this experience, so that you can have free access to God.
So that your sins could be "washed" away. All of them, with no exception! Don't ignore this situation. JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR YOU! For you,


  1. What I'm amazed and eternally grateful for is that he did it for me (and for you). sandie

  2. What a wonderful post, and today even more than Easter Sunday, I feel so grateful for our Savior, and what He did for us.

    Happy Easter.

    He Has Risen


  3. Oh Molly sweetie,
    This is a beautiful post. I love to hear the story over and over. It just reminds us again of the true "LOVE" that our Savior has for us, and had for us the day he endured this horrific pain. I thank him every day of my life, and I know that someday he will be on the other side waiting for me too.

    Happy Easter sweetie. He is ALIVE. Hugs and much Love, Sherry

  4. Howdy Molly
    Blessings to you sweetie .
    A most excellent post.
    Thank you for putting it into words
    for us today .
    The most precious gift anyone could have ever given and a sacrifice that cannot be fahthomed it is so deep ,yet so free and simple for anyone willing to accept.
    Molly you have truly brought so much to my life.
    I am so thankful for you and your blog !
    Blessings to you and all yours as we celebrate
    the good news that He is risen .
    Happy Easter my sweet blogging friend.
    Love and hugs
    Happy Trails


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