Jesus went to the cross as the Son of God and the Son of Man. As I contemplate the agony he suffered I realize I have no idea. I have an inkling of what it might have been to face the cross as the Son of Man, but I have no ability to understand what it was like for him as the Son of God. I have often considered what Jesus might have suffered, and I have heard many sermons on this topic, yet, I must conclude; I have no idea.
What I do know about Jesus’ suffering is that billions of people like me have experienced the results of what his suffering meant for mankind. We have felt the love and peace of God’s forgiveness, and the renewed life that it afforded us. I may not comprehend what Jesus suffered, but I believe he had full knowledge of what he was going to experience, and with that knowledge he walked bravely to the cross for us.