Monday, 9 April 2012

Station Two - Jesus is given his cross

The soldiers put a huge, heavy wooden cross on Jesus, shoulders for him to carry.
Still Jesus is calm, accepting and quiet.
Jesus knows how far he has to carry his cross.
Jesus knows it will be one of the hardest things he's done.
Jesus trusts God to help him when he needs it.

How do you feel when you stand at this station?
Can you feel the weight of the cross?
Can you feel the sharp edges and splinters which you know will cut into you as you carry it?
Can you feel the dread of the journey ahead of you?

We all have had times n our lives when we are burdened with sadness and fear ; at these times we are carrying a cross just like Jesus did.  Jesus models how he'd like us to behave when we have a cross to carry:
- trust that God will help us every step of the way
- do not panic about the road ahead
- just put one foot in front of the other

Jesus knows we find this hard but he's ready to help us.
We just need to stand at the station and ask for help and strength and peace.

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