Easter 2010 (Pt. 7) | “Father, into your hands…”

Easter 2010 Meditations The Seventh Word 44 It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, 45 while the sun’s light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he … Continue reading Easter 2010 (Pt. 7) | “Father, into your hands…”

Easter 2010 (Pt. 6) | “It is finished!”

Easter 2010 Meditations The Sixth Word 30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished…  (John 19:30) Meditation on the Sixth Word We are drawing to the end.  Jesus has submitted himself to the full brunt and breadth of what God had intended in Jesus’ death.  Jesus looks out toward the crowds, both in front of him and those generations yet … Continue reading Easter 2010 (Pt. 6) | “It is finished!”

Easter 2010 (Pt. 5) | “I Thirst”

Easter 2010 Meditations The Fifth Word 28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” 29 A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. (John 19:28) Meditation on the Fifth Word The true humanity of Jesus is … Continue reading Easter 2010 (Pt. 5) | “I Thirst”

Easter 2010 (Pt. 4) | “My God, My God…”

Easter 2010 Meditations The Fourth Word 33 And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:33-34) Meditation on the Fourth Word Jesus’ 33 years on earth were … Continue reading Easter 2010 (Pt. 4) | “My God, My God…”