Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Way of Sorrows

"And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him. And they compel one Simon of Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross. And they bring him unto the place of Golgatha, which is, being interpreted, The place of the skull." Mark 15:20-22.

Sunday our sermon was entitled "The Via Dolorosa," as we finish up an extended series from the book of Mark. In these recent weeks, we've been looking closely at the passion of our Lord, timing it all to finish up on Easter Sunday with the resurrection account from Mark's gospel. Pastor R. said the meaning of this Latin phrase is "the way of sorrows," as we reflected on that mile long journey our Lord took from the governor's palace to the place of crucifixion. He needed help carrying his cross burden; Luke's gospel tells us of women weeping by the way; Luke also tells of two criminals who went on the same journey to be put to death along with Him.

It was a sad and painful journey. But at the end was triumph. This rendition of the song seems triumphant to me. Maybe rightfully so.

(Remember to turn off the sidebar music!)


HOPE said...

Thank you for your prayers Maxine. I am so thankful for friends like you...Instant in prayer!

Indeed as you the end was triumph...and for the Christian...TRIUMPH as well!

Praise the LORD that we have so many promises and assured hope in the end!

Wonderful post and so timely. Thank you.

God Blessings be to you..

Cami said...

What a perfect and needful time to have our minds fixed on God's triumph! Thank you, Maxine!


Dear Maxine, thank you for the great post. I am glad we are triumphful in Christ. The music was just wonderful. It was a blessing to have been here. Thank you, connie