Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Isaiah 53:4-6 (NIV)
For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace.
Ephesians 2: 14-15 (NIV)
As you read the Scriptures printed above, know that the crucifixion was the most humiliating, painful, and shameful suffering. It was the lowest form of destruction of a person. Christ Jesus travelled that road for every man on Earth that He might offer to every man total redemption, salvation, and healing. Know that what is meant for your destruction and shame, in faith and obedience to God can become a gateway to glory and salvation of many. Yours in Christ,