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Behold the Man

painting by Christopher Young

Thinking Passion Week thoughts. I've always KNOWN that Jesus' death on the cross was substitutionary, that He was taking my place there. But it never occurred to me until this week that all of the suffering that He experienced leading up to the cross was also substitutionary.

The crown of thorns and the robe were cruelty and mockery, of course. They were ironic, of course, because He truly was a King. But perhap