The Bateman Family

Batemans in Argentina

Shawn Bateman, Misionary to Argentina

April 2019

Who was on that cross

Who was on that cross

“My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” Mark 15:34. That day at Calvary, people saw many things. The priests and ruling Jews saw a problem being dealt with, but the disciples saw their hopes and dreams being dashed as their leader died. The Romans saw yet another zealot who had tried to raise insurrection being put to death as a traitor to Rome. Jewish people from all over the Mediterranean world, who had come to celebrate passover, saw a stranger being crucified. 

A man was dying. Be it a traitor, a leader, a mother’s son, a stranger, a religious zealot, or whatever men may have perceived Jesus to be, that day he was dying. They saw only the physical death. They didn’t see the supernatural battle being fought that day. They didn’t see the shepherd being smitten for the sheep. They didn’t see the servant of Jehovah bringing healing through his stripes and death. They didn’t see the Son being forsaken by the Father. They didn’t see the guilt of the world nailed upon the cross. They didn’t see that this man upon the cross was what the passover, sacrifices, and feasts all represented. Who was on that cross? The answer would depend on whom you asked, But I like the words of John the Baptist: “Behold the lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world.”


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