(the name, in a way sanitizes what happened),
Jesus’ death; painful, unjust, undeserved- is what Lent has been all leading towards. We say that ‘Jesus died on a cross for the sins of the world’, but that hardly captures it.
Karen brought this card back from Spain last year. It is a reproduction of Cristo Crucifado by Diego Velazquez. I don`t really feel comfortable looking at it.
My words are inadequate. Tomorrow, I am going to:
– attend a Good Friday service at a local church,
– read some of the Bible sections that tell about the crucifixion
– see some friends
– marvel at the gift of Jesus’ sacrifice
Matthew 27 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+27&version=NIV
Mark 15:21-41 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+15%3A21-41&version=NIV
Luke 23:26-49 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+23%3A26-49&version=NIV
John 19:17-37 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+19%3A17-37&version=NIV
See you on Easter!