My thoughts were that if I was being led to hang on the cross and then was placed on the cross in pure pain and agony.....I wonder what my words would have been. Some things I know about myself are that I would have bawled, I would of begged, I would have pleaded, I would have screamed, I would of been scared. Jesus did not do any of those things in the hysterical way I would have. HE did was was required of him....HE fulfilled God's plan.
I want to share those words that he spoke. Think about them. Think about HIM. Think about how HE thought of others. YOU and I! HIS mind was not on HIMSELF. HE thought of HIS mother Mary. HE thought of the two who hung beside HIM. HE thought of those who condemned HIM.
Many days I think of myself wayyyyyy too much. My stomach is growling, I have a headache, I have too much work to do. I'm worn out. I'm tired of not having any free time. I have laundry and dishes to do and I don't want to. Do I think of others enough? NO! Is there someone that has it worse than me? YES! Do I help others as much as I should? NO! Should I ? YES YES YES!
During this Easter season, we tend to focus MORE on Jesus' death and resurrection....but it should be in our hearts and minds EVERY DAY! Think of Calvary, think of the crown of thorns, think of Mary watching her SON, think of the empty tomb, think of heaven, think of the blood that was shed, think of the bearing of the cross by Simon of Cyrene.
What beautiful things to think about because it was done for us.
And think of these words that Jesus said....
Then he said to the disciple: "This is your mother."
"It is finished";
and he bowed his head and handed over the spirit.
"Father, into your hands I commend my spirit":