He had made so many crosses. His ability with an axe meant they needed him to carve a cross out of a tree. He knew how rough hewn they were but he hadn’t given it much thought. He had no way of knowing this one would be for the Lord of Lords. Our Savior… back beaten raw… muscle torn and tendons showing, had to carry that splitter filled log on his shoulder and back. Can you imagine how painful it was to push up against that rough hewn log to try, just try, to get some air. Then to fall back down against it because the pain in his feet was more then he could bare. Over…and over…and over!! All because he loves us that much!!