The Path to the Cross

It’s Good Friday. It had been a long night for Jesus. After the Passover He went to the Garden to pray. Was arrested. Tried. Forsaken by those closest to Him. Then beaten and sent to the cross. But…Sunday was coming.

John 19:17

Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull

(which in Aramaic is called Golgotha).

The most notorious road in the world is the Via Dolorosa “The Way of Sorrows.” According to tradition, it is the route Jesus took from Pilate’s hall to Calvary…There are 14 stations in all, each one a reminder of the events of Christ’s final journey.

Is the route more accurate? Probably not. When Jerusalem was destroyed in A.D. 70 and again in A.D. 135, the streets of the city were destroyed. As a result, no one knows the exact route Christ followed that Friday. But we do know where the path actually began.

The path began, not in the court of Pilate, but in the halls of Heaven. The Father began His journey when He left His home in search of us. Armed with nothing more than a passion to win your heart, He came looking. His desire was singular–to bring His children home. The Bible has a word for this quest: Reconciliation
Reconciliation touches the shoulder of the wayward and woos him homeward. The path to the cross tells exactly how far God will go to call us back.
– Max Lucado
The Story Here.

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About mattsurber

Lead Pastor at Central Church in the greater Memphis area. I have a beautiful wife (Becky), 2 boys (Caleb and Josh) and one boxer (Camo). I love my Savior, my family and my life. Thankful. View all posts by mattsurber

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