That was then the “worst” death. Only the worst criminals could die like Jesus. And with Jesus things were worst, because not all the criminals condemned to death could receive nails on their hands and feet.
The nails were craved into the pulses, and not into the palms, as we are used to hearing. In the pulse, there’s a tendon which extends till the shoulder, and when the nails were being hammered, that tendon broke, obliging Jesus to reinforce all the muscles of his back, so that he could breathe as He was losing all the air from his lungs. In this way, He was forced to support Himself onto the nail craved in his feet, which was bigger than those craved into his pulses, for both feet were craved together. And, as his feet could not endure for a long time without tearing, Jesus was forced to alternate that “cycle” so that He could breathe. Jesus endured that reality over 3 hours. Yes, over 3 hours! Long time, isn’t it? Few minutes before He died, Jesus was not bleeding anymore. He was simply pouring water from his cuts and holes. When we imagine Him injured, we only picture Him with injuries, but is not enough; His wounds were true holes, made in his body. He had no more blood to bleed, He only poured water. Jesus poured all of his blood; He had three nails hammered into his members; a crown of thorns on his head and, beyond that, a Roman soldier who nailed a spear into his chest. All these without mentioning the humiliation He passed after carrying his own cross, while the crowd spat on his face and thrown stones.
Jesus had to pass all this experience so that you can have free access to God. So that your sins could be “washed”. All of them, with no exception! Don’t ignore this situation. HE DIED FOR YOU!. Do not believe that He only died for others (those who go to the church or for pastors, bishops etc). Accept the reality, the truth that JESUS IS THE ONLY SALVATION FOR THE WORLD. God has plans for you, show all your friends what he experienced to save you. Now think about this! May God bless your life!.
Be with God for a few minutes, leave whatsoever your doing and seize this opportunity! Let’s see if Satan can stop this. All you have to do is:
Pray for everyone, especially for your enemies;
Lord, you better know the life of ……………….. I ask You to bless him/her in all realms and make him/her prospering. Take care of his/her family, his/her health, his/her work and all his/her plans. Lead him/her not into temptation, but deliver him/her from evil. In Jesu’s name, Amen.
Think a moment and appreciate the power of God in your life, for doing what pleases Him.
“But whosoever shall deny me before men,
him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven”(Matthew 10:33)
Without Him, I am nothing, but with Him
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me”. (Philippians 4:13)
Heart touching devotional song narrating about the station in this video is written by Fr. Abel C.M.I. in Malayalam Language of Kerala State, India. All viewers may not understand the meaning of the lyrics, but the music will surely touch your heart. This video also contains short narration and images of some of the places like Gethsemane, Golgotha, Jerusalem, Tomb of Jesus etc. These pieces of information and images are collected from the Internet. I am not sure about the correctness of the same. The aim of the video is to make the people think about the burdens and sorrows Jesus took for us.
If possible, it is good to pray and meditate Way of the Cross daily which will give peace and happiness to mind and also protect from Satan and Sin.
May the crucified Jesus Bless you and your family.
Way of the Cross – Introduction Way of the Cross – Start
Station I Jesus is condemned to death Station II Jesus Carries His Cross
Station III Jesus falls the first time Station IV Jesus meets his mother
Station V Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry the cross Station VI Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
Station VII Jesus falls the second time Station VIII Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
Station IX Jesus falls the third time Station X Jesus’ clothes are taken away
Station XI Jesus is nailed to the cross Station XII Jesus dies on the cross
Station XIII Jesus is taken down from the cross Station XIV Jesus is laid in the tomb
Way of the Cross – Lokathil Aanjuveeshi