THE SECOND STATION: JESUS RECEIVES HIS CROSS

The high priests have got their way; evil seems to have overcome good. Satan thinks he has won, but it is all in God’s plan for the redemption of mankind!

But what were the thoughts of Jesus at this time? He was facing the instrument on which he was to die; he was fearful – ‘O God, let this chalice pass from me’; then he sees the names of all mankind on the cross and all the sins each one has committed and he knows he has to take them all upon himself so that mankind may be redeemed.

He is indeed fearful. But his love for us overcomes his fear and so he adds ‘not my will but thy will be done.’

Meditation:

My name is on that cross Lord and under my name are all the sins I have committed. How much heavier is your cross because of me’? O Lord, forgive me for the wrongs I have done and help me when temptation comes to think, ‘am I to add to that already long list of sins under my name? May your grace permit me to overcome all temptations.

 

Dying you destroyed our death

Rising you restored our life

Lord Jesus come in glory