I look into his eyes I see pain, I see dismay.
His eyes filled with respect as he accepts his father’s commands. Pure love is his relationship.
Friendship is a virtue in his life
Aristotle explains that in this friendship, you wish the best for your friend regardless of pleasure or utility. So, for example, the virtuous friend is genuinely happy to see you get married or get a promotion, even if it mean you’ll have less time to hang out, or won’t be as important a business
His anguish laying upon him with so much misunderstandings yet he continued to pull his friends close and put them first
Welcome to his world fragile and broken but filled with honor, affliction, suffering and loyalty.
This was the last of his moments love for those closest to him even though they betrayed him and left him alone.
Leaning on his father even through his father’s demand. He sits in honor of his father and love for many. Emotional affliction tearing inside him as he knows his fate ahead.
Betrayed by a kiss his time had come.
They gave him a large cross to carry as he was tortured in all ways using all his might to carry his burden to that treeless and wind blown, unfamiliar hill where they lead him.
Two men already hung on either side as he raised his cross to die brought in affliction, horror and torture.
To pay it all in full he was nailed upon that hill.
To take the sin of man as his very own Jesus paid the toll and nailed to a tree.
Sudden, excruciating,unbearable, wrenching and indescribable, agonizing, suffering as he hung upon those thick wood beams.
Wearing thorns upon his head bleeding perfusion he cries out to his mother
John 19:26–27: Woman, behold thy son. (Says to disciple) Behold thy mother.
Being shamed and harassed, mocked and beaten Jesus said the words to the strangers by his side also being hung on a cross of their own.
Jesus to two men and says “Amen I say to you today you will be with me in Paradise.”
Two men were crucified at the same time as Jesus, one on his right and one on his left (Matthew 27:38, Mark 15:27–28,32, Luke 23:33, John 19:18), which the Gospel of Mark interprets as fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah 53:12. According to the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, respectively, both of the thieves mocked Jesus (Matthew 27:44, Mark 15:32); Luke, however, mentions that:
39 Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us.”
40 The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply, “Have you no fear of God, for you are subject to the same condemnation? 41 And indeed, we have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes, but this man has done nothing criminal.” 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
43 He replied to him, “Amen I say to you today you will be with me in Paradise.” 23:39–43
Tears in his eyes as the two men died his burden upon his heart he yells out in Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34: My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?
With love still in his heart he took all affliction of sin our blood crimson red and turning it white as snow.
His pure love and faithfulness pouring his life in death.
As he prepares to die he says in John,
- John 19:28: I thirst.
- John 19:30: It is finished.
He closed his eyes and took his last breath nailed upon that tree, where he had traveled his last full hours alone and in silence not one person trying to save him yet he giving all salvation.
One man for the whole creation
Pure love and ransom staining him for all life as his fate takes over him.
Laid in a tomb he lay at rest for three days till the spirit arouse again as he said. Shocking the nations he returned. Just as before pouring out love and honor.
Fully fulfilling his story and his life.
A man who sees no faults or wrongs in our lives. Giving it all putting himself aside.
I look into his eyes and say O God king you saw me and you knew my name. What do I think when I think about your death?
I think of you pure love standing in place of me. The Greatest gift ever paid.
Looking in his eyes I feel guilt that because of the actions of mankind this man had to die and suffer in so much pain.
Though he brought us to salvation it was the only option God had to keep man from ultimate death.
The breeze blowing across the land I began to pour out tears and surrender in my heart I surrender to the savior, the king. For I had no ways to repay what he did for me. Staying in silence I become humble to him in my own eyes.
Filled with genuine faith and love in my heart I accept his grace.
In the truth that the cross has taken all from me making me cleansed and flawless. You also.