Saturday, March 30, 2013

Stations of the Cross: Station 14 - Jesus is Buried

 “Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus… With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away.  He was accompanied by Nicodemus… Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it…the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.”
   John 19:38, 41, & 42 

Barren of life 
Buried in a
garden tomb.
Like a seed fallen to
the ground.
Waiting to rise.
Rise again.
Lord, help us rise again
after dying with You.
Like You, Jesus
I will rise again. 

Art by Lindsey Leigh - 2006

Stations of the Cross: Station Thirteen - Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross

“But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead…one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.”
John 19:33 & 34  

Taken from the cross.
You died trusting in
Your Father’s care,
faithful unto death.
Why cannot we trust?
Why is it so hard?
By your death, Lord
Give us an unfailing
trust in You,
knowing that Your
death was not the end. 
Art by Lindsey Leigh - 2006