This is the date of Jesus’ crucifixion according to the Apostle Paul. We now call it Good Friday. Yet I can not see what is so good about my Savior being beaten, abandoned, and crucified.
Some Christian churches put up eight crosses along a path, for their members to walk, pray, and meditate on the events of that terrible day, during the Easter season. It allows us an opportunity to reflect on exactly how much was given for mankind. I also believe it does your soul good to humble yourself from time to time. And realize we are but a small spec on the face of this earth, blessed by a loving God! Without Him there would be no “us.”
In Jerusalem the Via Dolorosa or the Way of Sorrow is believed to be the original path Jesus walked to His crucifixion. There will be a lot of Christians walking that same path on Good Friday, stopping at each station to pray. Can you imagine walking the same dirt path, stopping, and realizing that this is where Jesus stopped? Maybe He leaned His hand against a wall to steady Himself, knowing the horror He was about to endure.
So, I thought I would post an Internet Via Dolorosa this year, for those unable to find or go to a location with the crosses. The Catholic church has 14 stations but only 8 are verified in scripture. And, since I am a Christian and not a Catholic Christian, there will be only eight.
If you are wondering what to pray? Say thank you; and then sit, be still, and wait on God to talk to you! Which is hard for me, cause I love to talk…especially to God! But once I start reflecting on the crucifixion, the sorrow burdens my heart, and closes my mouth. Thank you Lord for small blessings!
The Via Dolorosa
This Sunday is a new day for your life to begin again. Actually the bible tells us that each day is a new chance to start over! But sometimes we need an extra cleaning by His blood to begin anew.
May God Bless You during this time in your life. May He heal you of all of your wounds. May God show you how to come to Him and find true peace and love! Amen!