They made him carry a big cross; they met Simeon on the way and told him to carry the cross.
When they got to Golgotha, they gave him sour wine with gall but after Jesus tasted it, it was too bitter so He didn’t want it. Do you know that Jesus suffered all that because of us?
He was then nailed to the cross.
Two robbers were also crucified with him, one on the left and one on the right. These robbers were sinners but Jesus was not. Many people who passed by and saw Jesus on the cross made fun of Him and said save yourself if you are the Son of God. Some of the chief priests said He saved others but He cannot save Himself. They said He called Himself the son of God, why can’t God save Him now.
About the ninth hour Jesus cried out on the cross and said’ My God, my God why hast thou forsaken me Jn 26:46. Don’t you think He must have been in so much pain to cry out like that? When Jesus was about to die he said ‘It is finished’. Jn 19:28. He then gave up the ghost.
In those days people were buried in tombs. So Jesus was put in a tomb and a large stone was rolled against the door of the tomb. A guard was left there to keep an eye on Him. On the third day Jesus miraculously rose from the grave and He is alive forever more. When Mary got to the grave, she saw the stone rolled away (Jn 20:1). Jesus appeared to Mary (Jn 20:16) and called her by name. Mary looked up and saw Jesus, Mary was no longer sad but happy.
Jesus resurrection is very important because it a witness that all power belongs to God. It also reminds us that all human beings who die will rise again to haven or hell.
Jesus is alive forever more and He lives in the hearts of those who believe in Him. He is the reason why we are alive today and because He lives, we can face tomorrow.
Mary recognises Jesus outside the tomb.