Resurrection Week; Friday… Calvary

Friday, Calvary… Three days before Resurrection
John 19:30, So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.” Gethsemane was a distant memory, Pilate’s Judgment Hall an obscured vision and the long walk down the Via Delarosa completed. Christ had carried His cross to the place of crucifixion, Golgotha, aptly called, the Place of a Skull where they crucified Him. “Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was: JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.”
Today is a good day to consider those words Christ spoke while suspended between heaven and earth. His seven last phrases depict the nature of His heart and sacrifice. His words tell of His agony, his love and mercy extended. As you read them take a moment at each and allow prayers and meditations to rise heavenward. May each one of us consider the scope of what was demanded to purchase so great a salvation.
 “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”
Lk. 23:34
 “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” Lk. 23: 43
 “Woman, behold your son!” Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” Jn. 19:26-27
 “My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?” Mk. 15: 34
 “I thirst.”. Jn. 19: 28.
 “It is finished.” Jn 19: 30
 “Father, into Your hands I commend My spirit.” Lk. 23:46

Dear Lord Jesus, I cannot imagine the price you paid for my great salvation. Lord, what can I say? Thank You seems so trite when I think about the price. But Lord, it is what I have. I say thank you with my praise and with my life. Give me Your Grace to live for You.
Eternally thankful,

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