We Christians hear it all the time, we even say it all the time. And that is “Jesus suffered and died for our sins.” But not everyone really understands just how he suffered.
When we envision what Christ went through, from the horrific whipping, crown of thorns on his head, to even him hanging on the cross. It’s not hard to figure out that He was suffering a great deal physically from this torturous event. However, what he suffered physically does not compare to how much He must have suffered when, Jesus took on our sin and became sin .
“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21
By taking on our sin Jesus (in the flesh) for the first time he became separated from the Father. And no doubt he suffered horribly from this overwhelming experience of taking on our sins. And we can’t really understand just how much he must have been suffering from this experience. After all, we sin so much that we have become used to this experience.
However, Jesus was not a sinner, so He would never experience the penalty of death/being separated from God as we do but, when He took on our sin for us he felt what we do/will feel. This must have been absolutely tremendously horrifying experience. Now He did not become a sinner when he took on our sins, he only experienced our penalty for our sins. And Him being somebody who has never experience what sinners have become so accustomed to in their daily lives. Means it must have been a real shock to Him.
But on our behalf (the sinners). Jesus as a man experiences all the horror of what it feels like to be separated from God. It is an amount of suffering that we the sinners cannot comprehend . As we squalor in our sins like a pig squalor’s in its waste, and are so use to it.
We could tell he was suffering as He was being made sin when he said,
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46
So certainly from this we can see that He was suffering a great ordeal from this experience that He was going through. What Jesus went through physically, I doubt it compares in anyway to just how much He must have suffering from feeling distant from his Father.
Truly, Jesus is worthy of our worship. For he suffered so much for us sinners.