Friday, March 29, 2013

Stations of the Cross: Station Twelve - Jesus Dies


“Jesus said, ‘I am thirsty.’  A jar of wine vinegar was there and they gave him wine.  Jesus said, ‘It is finished!’  With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.”
John 19:28 & 30

It is finished.
Death’s finality.
God’s servant,
 crushed in sorrow.
Pierced for our offenses.
Shall we not stand
 watching, Lord
mourning the sins
You bear,
rejoicing in the pardon
You bestow?
Art by Lindsey Leigh - 2006

Stations of the Cross: Station 11 - Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

“carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha).  Here they crucified him, and with two others.”
John 19:17 & 18

Nailed to the cross
Hands and feet  
You paid for sin
 Past Present Future
Limitless love

For me
The world
 The ultimate sacrifice was paid.
My sins? My faults?
My life?
Is it only You hanging on the cross,
or me as well?  

Art by Lindsey Leigh - 2006