Stations of the Cross 13 and 14

Station 13 – Jesus dies on the cross

READ – Luke 23: 44 – 46
44 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, 45 while the sun’s light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” Having said this, he breathed his last.

PONDER This passage talks about darkness that came over the land when Jesus died. What does this incident say about who Jesus really is? Look at the image and notice the light and the shadow. What do you think this represents?

PRAY Following our Lord Jesus, enable us to relinquish control of our lives over to you, with deep trust in your tender care, both now and forever.

Station 14 – Jesus is placed in the tomb

READ – Luke 23: 50 – 54
50 Now there was a good and righteous man named Joseph, who, though a member of the council, 51 had not agreed to their plan and action. He came from the Jewish town of Arimathea, and he was waiting expectantly for the kingdom of God. 52 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53 Then he took it down, wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid it in a rock-hewn tomb where no one had ever been laid. 54 It was the day of Preparation, and the sabbath was beginning.

PONDER How does being confident in who Jesus is move us to action no matter how difficult?

PRAY Even when it no longer makes sense to hope, O God, help us to act with faithfulness and integrity this day. Perhaps, even now, there could yet be a redemptive outcome.

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