Prayer: Our strength comes from the Lord our God. Hallelujah. You will not let us stumble by day nor fall by night. You cover us with Your love and You guard us in our going out and in our coming in. Amen.
St. Matthew 27: 32 – 44
This is tough reading. We don’t like to read of the death of our Saviour. But! We need to read this passage remembering that on the third day, Jesus rose again and by his sacrifice, he gave us eternal life. Amazing!
As Jesus is carrying the cross piece of the cross, the soldiers and Jesus come upon Simon from
. The soldiers make Simon carry Jesus’ cross. Cyrene Cyrene is a city in what is now present-day . The City was home to a large Jewish population. Perhaps Simon was in Libya for the Festival of Passover. We don’t know if Simon was Jewish or not. But we do know he was in Jerusalem . Jerusalem
Frequently when we get into a situation where we don’t see a way out, God will send a helper. As Simon helped carry Jesus’ cross, this day, be aware that YOU may be the helper to others today.
Prayer: Great God, we look up to You for help and remember that You are our help in our every time of need. You are with us through our whole lives. We thank You for the sacrifice of Your Son so that we might have eternal life. We give You thanks and praise. Amen.