The Glorious Death of Jesus

Death on a cross happens by asphyxiation. The person crucified loses their physical strength and can no longer hold themselves up by their legs. In the Gospel of John we learn that the jewish leaders asked Pilate to break the legs of Jesus and the two criminals crucified with him to expedite their death, because the Sabbath was approaching and they did not want their bodies to still be in their respective crosses (John 19:31). “But when…