Jesus bore our sins, that we might die to sin
1 Peter 2:24 (ASV)
24who his own self bare our sins in his body upon the tree, that we, having died unto sins, might live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed.
Sir James Y. Simpson, the renowned physician and discoverer of chloroform, reflects on three unforgettable sights that left a profound impact on him. The first, witnessing a man being publicly punished for a single offense, the second sight, a man condemned to death for stealing, and finally, Simpson's own realization of his sin and the sight of Jesus as his substitute on the cross leading him to recognize the need to share the message of salvation and the invitation to "look and live" in Christ.