He was there to suffer. A great sorrow was in his heart, carrying all the pain of the human. How hard would that be? All turned away! Even his friends. His mission was greater, to rescue all. Greater than any plan. We were lost in our world. He healed us. Ordering our disordered life.
We like sheep gone astray, He was like a lamb ready for slaughter.
Simon called to carry the Cross! Jesus was breathless, walking toward Calvary. The crowd saw him as a criminal. The soldiers hated him, though.
He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
Isaiah 53:7 NIV
The Cross and Calvary point us to Love. To Jesus Christ.
Humanity forever marks the story of Jesus’ crucifixion. That was not the end, but the beginning of eternal life for all. Through the pain and suffering of one man, Jesus. We received mercy and grace. His suffering gives us emotional, physical, and spiritual healing.
We are released. Jesus sacrificed himself for us.
We are loved. Jesus died for us.
Jesus died for us so that we could be healed.
The story of Cross and Calvary is yours and mine.
On this Good Friday, let us remember what Jesus did for us. To join in fellowship with other believers. As we earnestly petition freedom in prayer and fasting.