Thursday, March 26, 2015

Stations of the Cross (6)

 Jesus is scourged and crowned with thorns (Luke 22:63-65; John 19:2-3)

Luke 22:63–65 (NIV84)
63 The men who were guarding Jesus began mocking and beating him. 64 They blindfolded him and demanded, “Prophesy! Who hit you?” 65 And they said many other insulting things to him.
John 19:2–3 (NIV84)
2 The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe 3 and went up to him again and again, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!” And they struck him in the face.

Jesus was scourged.
The whips cut His back until it was shredded
and bathed in His blood.
A crown of thorns was set on His head in mockery.
Then they returned His robe to Him, and brought Him
to the cross on which He was to die.
Jesus embraced the cross,
resting it painfully
on the smarting wounds on His back.

You were scourged and wounded;
You deserved no punishment,
but were punished in our place.
Thank you, Jesus.
Thank you, Jesus.

You were already hurting,
You embraced the cross.
Thank you, Jesus.
Thank you, Jesus.

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