The Way of the Cross, part 5

Good Friday–formerly known as Black Friday.

The Road to the Cross ends here, at a place they called “The Skull.”

Jesus didn’t come to Jerusalem to hear shouts of “Hosanna.” He wasn’t looking for some previously unsought theological common ground with the Sadducees and Pharisees. He didn’t seek political compromise with the Sanhedrin so they could all just get along. The Scriptures tell us that one of the first things Jesus did in Jerusalem was to raise his voice, grab a whip, turn over tables and drive out those who had sullied his Father’s Temple.

Jesus didn’t come to Jerusalem for Palm Sunday. No.

Jesus came to Jerusalem for the Cross.

[VIDEO: The Last Painting. Presented under license with IgniterMedia (]

I know I wasn’t worth it. And I can’t comprehend why He thought so. But I thank God that He did.

This is the Way of the Cross. This is what it cost a loving God to set me free.


1. The Catholic Church treats Good Friday as a day of fasting, as does the Eastern Orthodox Church. Adult Orthodox Christians are expected to abstain from all food and drink the entire day to the extent that their health permits. As Protestants ourselves, we admire and agree with this church tradition. We pray you will consider honoring these kindred traditions.

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