April 1, 2015

The Station of the Via Dolorosa (the path Jesus walked to the cross)

Luke 23:26

This passage reminds me of one of Thomas Shepherd’s beautiful hymns, Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone. The thought-provoking phrase says:

Must Jesus bear the cross alone,
and all the world go free?
No, there's a cross for everyone,
and there's a cross for me.

What a blessing it must have been for Simon of Cyrene to be given the privilege and honor to help carry the load for our Messiah. Ask the Lord what you can do today to join him in his suffering. What cross has he given you to bear?