Jesus’ crucifixion was real, agonizing and barbaric. He suffered. How he suffered. And when he died, he willingly did so for the very human beings who had repeatedly and definitively turned away from God. Literally embracing with open arms every bit of our sin, evil, hatred, arrogance and self-importance and making it his own. Doing it because it was the only way to accomplish what he came to do – save the world. And so as you face Jesus on the cross on this Good Friday, know this. Jesus’ deepest longing is for you to embrace the reality that what he has done for the world, he also is doing for you.