Today I walked the stations of the cross with my husband at our church. I went last year and was touched in a profound way. God always surprises me and I was anxious to learn more about my Savior.
Come and walk with me for awhile, stop and bask in God's love for us.
Station 1 - Jesus the Man. Jesus, who was God, chose to give up the privileges of His divinity and become human. There were pictures drawn by children of the emotions and feelings Jesus went through. Jesus went through everything I've ever gone through - He experienced pain, joy, love, sorrow, hunger, anger and every other situation a human endures while on this earth. He dwelled among us.
Station 2 - Jesus the Servant. Jesus' choice to humble Himself - He poured himself out for us.
Station 3 - Jesus the Son. Jesus went into the garden and prayed and He prayed so earnestly his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. It was in the garden that Jesus surrendered His life - made the decision to walk the rest of the way. He said, "Not my will, but Yours". This is where God spoke to my heart - I've been wrestling with pain in my body. At this step I prayed "Yes, I trust You that Your will, even my pain will be used to accomplish something whether in my life or others." How free I felt at that moment.
Station 4 - Jesus the Lamb. Jesus crucified. Died for my sin. What struck me at that moment are the words from Matthew 27 "And when Jesus had cried out in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit" that sound must have been amazing - I hear a lion roaring. The earth shook and the rocks split. That, my friend, is a cry of love and mercy. Then I stood at the tomb and imagined what it must feel like to lose someone I loved. I could hardly bear standing there.
Station 5 - JESUS THE KING! Jesus, the Risen King. Glory to God for His tender mercy. He surrendered so I can surrender my life to Him. My soul is secure as are my choices because He died and rose again. Praise the Lord.
Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!