April 06, 2012

Good Friday

From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land.  About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" - which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

When some of those standing there heard this, they said, "He's calling Elijah."

Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge.  He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink.  The rest said, "Now leave him alone.  Let's see if Elijah comes to save him." 

And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.

At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn from top to bottom.  The earth shook and rocks split.  The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.  They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus' resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.

When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, "Surely he was the Son of God!"

Matthew 27:45-54

Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."  Luke 23:34


Simone said...

This gives me the chills. J wants to watch the Passion of Christ once again (tradition)but I have to admit that I have a hard time watching, knowing that he paid the price for my sins.

Happy Easter!!

Stacy said...

I'm with you. I've only watched the whole thing once. The scenes of the final day are so brutal.

Chatty Crone said...

Have a blessed Easter. Sandie


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