Details. Precise observations that paint a picture. They’re the difference between simply reading a story and having a sense of being on the scene.
The Holy Spirit superintended Luke’s eye for detail to create an amazing, moment-by-moment chronicle of the turning point of history: the crucifixion of Jesus.
You’ll watch in stunned silence as the crucifiers try making Jesus’ execution into a comedy. You’ll hear the crowd’s merciless insults, and the Lord’s merciful intercession on their behalf. You’ll meet a wretch who found life on the hill of death--a conversion at Calvary. And in the disorienting blackness from noon to three, your eyes will be opened to a truth you may have never understood: on that day 2,000 years ago, hell came to Jerusalem!
In it all, God was making forgiveness for sin and eternal life possible. Which makes The Crucifixion Chronicle good news indeed.