by Jerry Vines

Matthew 27:45-54
Jerry Vines

Matthew tells us that Jesus was crucified at a place called Golgotha. That's the Hebrew word for
it. Luke gives the Latin word, Calvary. It means the place of the skull. Most people believe because it was
called a place of the skull that it was on a hill that was shaped like a skull and resembled a skull. If it was
on a hill, the hill was not a very large hill topographically. But you and I have come to understand and
believe that theologically and spiritually the cross of our Lord Jesus and the hill where He died is the highest
hill of human history. One hymn writer put it this way.
In the cross of Christ I glory, towering ore' the wrecks of time.
It is the highest hill of human history because of what took place that day when Jesus died. The day Jesus
died at Calvary was a unique day. There had never been a day like it before, there would never be a day
like it afterward. It was the day when man murdered his Maker.
The death Jesus died on that cross of Calvary was also unique. There had never been a death like
it before and there would never be a death like it in the future because when Jesus died that day on the
cross of Calvary the Bible says he was dying for the sins of the whole world. So such a day and such a
death we ought not to be surprised that the day Jesus died at Calvary there were wonderful miracles that
took place.
As you study the dealings of God with humankind you will discover that very often at the great
events of human history He brings a cluster of miracles. At the creation - a cluster of miracles. At the
exodus - a cluster of miracles. When Jesus was born there was a cluster of miracles. As Jesus conducted
his earthly ministry there were clusters of miracles. And now when Jesus would die at Cal ...

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