Imagine Christ’s suffering

By Joan Clayton

The road to the cross was paved with pain, love and sacrifice.

Can you: Imagine the pain the shame, the rejection … how it felt to be totally alone at the moment of crucifixion … the pounding of the nails into his wrists and feet … the anguish of Jesus gasping for breath as he tries to breathe … see his blood trickling down, that precious blood that was shed … hear the shouts from the soldiers, the mockery, the snapping stings as they beat his back with leather straps with cutting sharp metal tongs…grasp the endless love required for such a task … see the love in Jesus’ eyes, love so deep it was worth dying for?

Whatever hardship we encounter in this life will never compare to Jesus’ suffering and yet he did it willingly because of his great love.