Religion rejected Jesus.  Political expediency complied.  The government crucified.  Injustice shaped the event.  Demons drove the nails.  Mockery fashioned a crown.  Humility submitted.  Love spilled the blood!  Grace cried, “Father forgive!”   Mercy opened Paradise!  Death died!  Satan was defeated!  Sacrifice is completed!  The veil is torn!  The altar is sprinkled!  The Priest intercedes!  Salvation has come!  Hope is secured!  Hallelujah!

 “They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha. There they crucified Him, and with Him two other men, one on either side, and Jesus in between” John 19:17-18 (NASB).