I'm still working on understanding the Atonement, so please forgive me if I refer to this important subject again, and again, as I work it through in my mind.
Christ's suffering upon the cross is well-documented. Those horrific events astound us, more than two thousand years later. How do we begin to comprehend the intense pain that the Savior suffered? How do we find even an iota of understanding of what He endured? And how do we understand what His Father must have endured, seeing His Son suffer so?
Even with all this, though, we may fail to realize that the most intense suffering occurred in the Garden. There, we are told, Christ took upon Himself the sins of everyone who had ever lived, who would ever live, His suffering so deep that He literally bled from every pore.
This I know for sure: the Atonement is a gift, for all of us, paid for with Christ's blood.