Before he was lead to the cross, Jesus was mocked and abused for calling himself king. But on the cross, Jesus was lifted up as the true king of his strange and upside-down kingdom: where there is power in weakness, glory in shame, and life in death. On the cross, we can see Jesus’ complete brokenness and vulnerability. And we can see that he knows exactly what it’s like to be us. Whatever we’ve faced, God knows, and God can meet us there.