The Journey Station 9

Jesus falls for the third time
(an emotional fall)

‘At the sixth hour darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour.
And at 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?” Mark 15 v33

the journey station 9

Reflecting on the painting and
Your Journey through life

  1. Even Jesus felt forsaken and abandoned by God and the harshness of life can lead us into emotional despair.
  2. Take a moment to imagine Jesus, yourself, a loved one, or others as the faceless figure in the painting – someone who has fallen into despair. Who is in the painting for you? What does it make you think or feel?

Quotations to inspire you on
Your Journey

  1. ‘Cast all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.’ 1 Peter 5:7 
  2. ‘God lifted me out of the pit of despair, out from the bog and the mire, and set my feet on a hard, firm path, and steadied me as I walked along.’ Psalm 40 v 2
  3. ‘It is always darkest just before the day dawns.’ Thomas Fuller

 A Prayer of Blessing to support you
on Your Journey

‘The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; 
and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, 
be among us and remain with us always. 

Amen.’