Archive for April 3, 2010

Jesus was hung on a cross to die so that you and I could be free, could be forgiven of every sin we ever commit. After he was crucified, how do you think his family and friends felt?

Anyone who has every lost someone close to them, a family member or friend, will know how they must have been feeling – devastated, inconsolable, upset…to mention just a few of the emotions we feel. The same must have been felt by Jesus’ family and friends in the aftermath of his death at Calvary. But for them the thought that Jesus could have saved himself if he had wanted to, simple because he was the Son of God. but that wasn’t what Jesus wanted! Jesus’ priority was to save the people of this world, both those of His time and those of future times, and He could only do that by dying on the cross.

Jesus paid the ultimate price for His beliefs and for His Father. I can’t imagine how Jesus family and friends must have felt, let alone how God, his father, must have felt. I’m sure between them all, many tears were shed all those years ago when Jesus died.

Nothing changes though does it? Thousands of years on, this Easter I’ve shed a lot of tears while thinking and praying about Jesus death and what that means for me today, and I’m sure I’m not the only person who’s shed some tears.

Have a listen and watch this video which includes clips from the film “The Passion of The Christ” – I shed a few tears watching this, so open your heart and feel the agony and pain Jesus felt all those years ago.

Via Dolorosa Lyrics

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 Via Dolorosa, all the way to Calvary.
 
Por la Vía Dolorosa, triste día en Jerusalém
Los soldados le abrían paso a Jesús.
Más la gente se acercaba,
Para ver al que llevaba aquella cruz.
 
Por la Vía Dolorosa, que es la via del dolor
Como oveja vino Cristo, Rey y Señor,
Y fue Él quien quiso ir por su amor por ti y por mí.
Por la Vía 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 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.