Lord God, quiet my soul and open my mind and heart to receive Your Word. Amen.
Crucifixion, being nailed to a cross, was a torturous way to die. Why would Jesus, the Son of God, submit to humiliation, beatings, and torture? What do we learn about how terrible sin is? What do we learn about the depth of God’s love for us?
Jesus, I am reminded when I asked You how much You loved me, You said, “I love you THIS much,” and then You spread out Your arms, and died. Amen.