In the Second World War, in a Nazi Prison, there were a group of prisoners who were to shovel and come back at the end of the day to the prison. Everyday the prisoners and the spades are counted and one day a spade was missing. The police threatened to kill one person if they don’t own up to it. Someone steps forward and owns up to it. He is killed immediately instead of the other guy he was going to kill. Later that day they find that all the spades were there and that it was a miscalculation. This man gave his life in place of another. This is exactly what Jesus has done for us.
It was horrifying that he was separated from God the Father.