When I see pictures about Jesus being crucified on the cross I see these amazingly tall crosses with everyone standing under it looking up to Jesus.
While this image looks great in a painting as you see the backdrop of the grey sky… Its not a really accurate depiction of how it happened.
Through the passing down of knowledge through history we know that the Romans crucified Jesus… And because of this we also know that they crucified people on a cross that was not much higher than the crowd itself.
The Romans were known for their torture techniques, and part of their reasoning behind a cross so low was so that they could get people up close to the action… They wanted people to smell death… They wanted people to see the pain in peoples eyes…
They wanted people to Remember.
Crucifixion was a deterrent.
Don’t mess with the Romans.
I wonder if God was also saying to the people on that day… Look into the eyes of Jesus… This is what freedom looks like… This is the pain MY SON is willing to go through to set YOU free from death and hell… REMEMBER.