The Journey Station 2

Jesus is given his cross

‘So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross,
he went out to the place of the skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha.’

John 19 v 16-17

Reflecting on the painting and
Your Journey through life

  1. Crosses come in different shapes and sizes and represent the burdens that people would rather not have to carry; such as grief, loneliness or trauma.
  2. Take a moment to imagine Jesus, yourself, a loved one, or others as the faceless figure in the painting – someone who is carrying a burden. Who is in the painting for you? What does it make you think or feel?

Quotations to inspire you on
Your Journey

  1. ‘Jesus said, “My Father, if it’s possible, take this cup of suffering away from me. However—not what I want but what you want.” ‘ Matthew 26 v 39
  2. ‘Some people are silently struggling with burdens that would break our backs.’ Wayne Trotman 
  3. ‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.’ Psalm 46 v 1

Wisdom to support you
on Your Journey

I asked for strength, God gave me difficulties to strengthen me. 
For wisdom, God gave me problems to solve. 
For prosperity, God gave me the ability to work. 
For courage, God gave me danger to overcome. 
For love, God gave me troubled people to help.