Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Stations of the Cross: Jesus Takes Up His Cross

Station Two
Jesus Takes Up His Cross
Matthew 27:27-31

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: "For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." (I Corinthians 1:18 NKJV)

                                                                                                                                                     See artist bio below...
Father, the more we learn about your love the more astounding it becomes. Somehow we can't understand that we offend and You pay the price. And so, we plead with you; make us able to comprehend what is the width and length and depth and height – that we may know the love of Christ that passes knowledge; that we may filled with all the fullness of you.  In your eyes we see the deeper logic of it all. It is only through this death that we can finally be set free.

Silent prayer

All: Dear Heavenly Father, everything my mind calls "true" crumbles in the face of the love that takes up my cross. Your ways, the ways of love, are truly higher than my ways. Help me to surrender my precious rationality and simply receive. Keep my eyes on Jesus' eyes so that He can teach me the deeper logic of love.

Jeremiah Langner is a Greenville, SC illustrator and designer. He creates illustrations for original properties and has an appreciation for old stories. 
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