Were You There?

Isaiah 52:13-53:12, et al.
The old song asks, were you there when they crucified the Lord? While this question serves as a powerful, evocative call to consider the facts of the crucifixion, it serves moreover to call us to consider the question in deeper ways. Looking into the matter, we see that the answer is “yes”, in at least one deeply foundational way for us all, and for some, two yet more powerful, glorious, and humbling ways.