March 30, 2013

Burying read | matthew 27:59–60 Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock. He then rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb and went away. Matthew 27:59–60 Burial…it … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 • Good Friday

Breathing His Last read | luke 23:46; mark 15:38–41; Luke 23:48 Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into Your hands I commend My spirit.” Having said this, He breathed His last. Luke 23:46 As a nurse, I’ve seen patients die and breathe their last. Some deaths were … Continue reading

March 27, 2013

Thirsting read | john 19:28–29 After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, He said (in order to fulfill the Scripture), “I am thirsty.” A jar full of sour wine was standing there. So they put a sponge full of the wine on a branch of hyssop and … Continue reading

March 26, 2013

Forsaken read | mark 15:33–34 When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Mark 15:33–34 In the Gospel … Continue reading

March 25, 2013

His Mother read | john 19:25–27 Standing near the cross were Jesus’ mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary (the wife of Clopas), and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw His mother standing there beside the disciple He loved, He said to her, “Dear woman, here is your son.” And He said … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 • Palm Sunday

Hurling Insults read | mark 15:29–32; luke 23:39–43 Those who passed by derided Him, shaking their heads and saying, “Aha! You who would destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself, and come down from the cross!” In the same way the chief priests, along with the … Continue reading

March 23, 2013

Forgiving read | luke 23:34 Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots to divide His clothing. Luke 23:34 Jesus is dying on the cross. He is innocent, they have condemned Him without cause. He has every reason to … Continue reading

March 22, 2013

Inscribing read | john 19:19–22 Pilate also had an inscription written and put on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” Many of the Jews read this inscription, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, … Continue reading