Friday, March 30, 2018

Good Friday - La via Dolorosa

So, how do I begin today?

To convey a thought that means so much to me as a Christian...In the Gospels of the Bible our Messiah was betrayed,taken captive,tortured and later crucified. I know it doesn't make sense to many people that a faith that teaches us to "Love our neighbors as Ourselves"would put upon one man all of the sins that our imaginations can bring into reality.

In and of myself I might not be able to answer your questions in a manner that brings  understanding for you but I do want to share the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the World.

Down the Vía Dolorosa in Jerusalem that day The soldiers tried to clear the narrow street But the crowd pressed in to see The Man condemned to die on Calvary 

He was bleeding from a beating, there were stripes upon His back And He wore a crown of thorns upon His head And He bore with every step The scorn of those who cried out for His death 

Down the Vía Dolorosa called the Way of Suffering Like a lamb came the Messiah, Christ the King, But He chose to walk that road out of His love For you and me. 
Down the Vía Dolorosa, all the way to Calvary. 

Por la Vía Dolorosa, triste día en Jerusalém Los soldados le abran paso a Jesús. Más la gente se acercaba, Para ver al que llevaba aquella cruz.

Por la Vнa Dolorosa, que es la via del dolor Como oveja vino Cristo, Rey y Seсor, Y fue Йl quien quiso ir por su amor por ti y por mн. Por la Vнa Dolorosa al Calvario y a morir. 

The blood that would cleanse the souls of all men Made it's way through the heart of Jerusalem.

Down the Vнa Dolorosa called the way of suffering Like a lamb came the Messiah, Christ the King 
But He chose to walk that road out of His love for you and me 
Down the Vнa Dolorosa, all the way to Calvary...

                                                         Thought for Today... 
Mark 15:16-20
16. And the soldiers led him away into the hall, Praetorium;and they call together the whole band.
17. And they clothed him with purple,and platted a crown of thorns,and put it about his head.
18. And began to salute him,Hail,King of the Jews!
19. And they smote him on the head with a reed,and did spit upon him,and bowing their knees worshipped him.
20.And when they had mocked him,they took off the purple from him,and put his own clothes on him,and led him out to crucify him... 

Sometimes my thoughts may not seem complete...smooth transitions,or what you might add aren't transparent. The only thing I will say is "I was able to spark a thought in you for maybe a moment."

God will use even the smallest suggestion of faith to meet a need for someone else....

There are different Gospel accounts that all share the Life of our Lord.All of them telling how He was born,lived,died and was raised to testify of his Father before ascending into heaven to sit at his righthand.

Would you be able to do what Jesus did? Today, as you reflect on the pain that Jesus chose to endure to provide a lost world a better way - give reverence and praise to His Holy name.

Have a Blessed Day!