When we’re engulfed by fear,
Remind us you are always near.
When we are put to shame,
Remind us of your holy Name.
When we are full of care,
Remind us of the thorns you wear.
When we are hurt and bruised,
Remind us how you were abused.
When we are racked with pain,
Remind us all how you were slain.
When we think life’s unfair,
Remind us of the wounds you bear.
When death is close at hand,
Remind us of God’s angel band.
We share one flesh and blood:
Remind us of our Father’s love.
Being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground (Luke 22:44; NIV).
Herod and his soldiers began mocking and ridiculing Jesus (Luke 23:11; NLT).
The soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on his head (John 19:2; NLT).
They spat on him and took the staff and struck him repeatedly on the head (Matthew 27:30; NET).
Then the soldiers nailed him to the cross (Mark 15:24; NLT).
Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side (John 20:27; NLT).
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Mark 15:34; NLT).
When we bless the cup at the Lord’s Table, aren’t we sharing in the blood of Christ? And when we break the bread, aren’t we sharing in the body of Christ? And though we are many, we all eat from one loaf of bread, showing that we are one body (1 Corinthians 10:16-17; NLT).
God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16; NLT).