Jesus at the cross
Jesus suffered much before going to the cross, he perspired drops of blood, and he asked God to spare him this punishment and then he submitted himself to God. Jesus did not deserve the punishment of the cross as it was intended for evildoers. He did not commit any crime or sin. He was innocent.
Why was Jesus crucified?He died on the cross for us. He became sin for us so that we could become justice in him.
At the cross Jesus suffered all the more, big nails pierced through his hands and feet and the presence of God left him: " And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" which is translated, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?"" (Mark 15:34, NKJV).
God forsook Jesus at the cross so that he become sin in order to justify us: "For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." (2 Corinthians 5:21, NKJV)
God did not leave Jesus in Sheol (the place where the dead go) as he was raised by his power on the third day.