The Eleventh Station
Jesus is nailed to the cross
Psalm 22: 17 - 18 - All my bones can be seen. My enemies look at me and stare. They gamble for my clothes and divide them among themselves.
Zechariah 12:10 - I will fill the descendants of David and the other people of Jerusalem with the spirit of mercy and the spirit of prayer. They will look at the One whom they stabbed to death, and they will mourn for Him like those who mourn for an only child. They will mourn bitterly, like those who have lost their first-born son.
The soldiers grab Jesus and lie him face up on the cross stretching his arms. They hold His wrist and hand to the wood. They drive the nails with a hammer. They do the same with the other arm. Raising His knees so that His feet would lie flat, they hammer. They lift the cross high above the clamoring crowd. With His hands extended, he offers to His eternal Father the sacrifice of His life for our salvation. It was done, Jesus is left to die in anguish.
Lord Jesus, sometimes I say or do hurtful things to others. You stretched Your arms of love on the cross and by doing this You embraced everyone. Help me to bring Your love to others and cause them no hurt. Help me to follow You and bring peace to this world. This I ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.