Sunday, April 6, 2014

Stations of the Cross: Jesus is nailed to the Cross

Station Six
Jesus is nailed to the Cross
Mark 15:25-32

All: Dear Heavenly Father, let Your goodness lead us to repentance. Let the heart of a Father displayed for us on Calvary so overwhelm us that we can only turn to you, laying aside every weight, and the sin that clings so closely, and run with endurance the race set before us.

Leader: "A leper came and worshiped him, saying, ‘Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.’  Jesus put out his hand and touched him, saying, ‘I am willing; be cleansed.’  And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.”  (Matthew 8:2-3 NKJV)

Hands that healed. Hands that blessed children. Hands that blessed bread and fish. Hands that lifted up. Hands that loved. These are the hands that Jesus offers as they fasten Him to the Cross with rough nails. In this final act of unimaginable grace He opens His hands to receive the nails from the soldiers. Redeeming Love nears its perfection as the palms that once held the world are pierced.

Silent prayer

All: Dear Heavenly Father, help me to hunger for the abundant life that Jesus purchased with these scarred hands. As Jesus is lifted up, draw me to Him, to the foot of the Cross where I might lay down my old life and take up the one He offers.

Jared Stanley. Jared teaches printmaking and graphic design at Bob Jones University. His medium of choice is Tusche wash drawings produced through lithography. He is currently involved in a community project at Perrin's Park. For more information, please visit
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