Hear these words from John 3:16

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.”
(Revised Standard Version)

Observe the window

What is the centurion saying as he points to the crucified Christ? Look at the depth of Mary’s grief as her friends hold her up. How would you have responded had you been at the foot of the cross?

Take a few minutes to be silent

Allow God to speak to you. When you are ready, speak with him. When you look at the wounded hands, feet and side of Christ, remember that he did not just die for a generic world, but for you. God loves you and his arms are always outstretched to receive you. Your sins are forgiven. You have the gift of eternal life. What more could we ask for? Thanks be to God.

Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.
Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.
Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.

Here the King of all the ages,
Throned in light ere worlds could be,
Robed in mortal flesh is dying,
Crucified by sin for me.

Cross of Jesus. Cross of sorrow,
Where the blood of Christ was shed,
Perfect man on thee did suffer,
Perfect God on thee has bled!