John 19:17-18: And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, 1where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on either side, and Jesus in the center.�
Luke 23:26: Now as they led Him away, they laid hold of a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, who was coming from the country, and on him they laid the cross that he might bear it after Jesus.
[Simon walked behind Jesus bearing the cross. What a great privilege had!]
The cross Oh for a glimpse of the cross, Lord!
Grant us, dear Lord Jesus,� a glimpse of the cross:
Of the love that throbbed in our heart
As we walked that Friday morning bearing the cross -
Let�us �love you as you loved me, Lord,
Let�us �love others as you loved me.
May�we �love�our cross in my daily trials, Lord,
And be thankful for our cross.
May we see ourself identified with that blessed Simon
Who for a while bore your cross,
And walked behind you. Amen.
[Jesus� last week: Matt. 21-28; Mark 11-16 (most complete record); Luke 19 - 24 John 12-20]
Remembering the Cross,