…and they twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said. – Matthew 27:29
You and I do not know the date and the hour – but He did. Our days are numbered, we know that, but we don’t know when we’ll be called Home. But He did. And He knew how. I can’t imagine the fear. That night in the Garden of Gethsemane He so grappled with His inevitability that He sweat blood. (Luke 22:44)
It’s a real thing, you know, sweating blood. It’s called Hematidrosis and it is a rare, but very real, medical condition where one’s sweat will contain blood. The sweat glands are surrounded by tiny blood vessels. These vessels can constrict and then dilate to the point of rupture where the blood will then effuse into the sweat glands. Its cause? Extreme anguish.