This is Day 39 of my 40 day Lenten Blog.
It's Holy Week, the week leading up to Christ's Passion and subsequent Resurrection. I will be writing about each of the Sorrowful Mysteries each day this week. The Fifth and final Sorrowful Mystery is the Crucifixion.
When Jesus was crucified He was pierced with five wounds.
He was pierced twice through the hands. These were the same hands which He used to heal the sick, the lame and the blind. These were the same hands that raised the dead. These were the same hands that broke the bread to feed the multitudes and calmed the storm.
He was pierced twice through His feet. These were the same feet that were anointed by Mary of Bethany. These were the same feet that walked on water. These were the same feet that carried the Good News of salvation.
The fifth wound was through His side and into His heart. This is the same sacred heart from which flows His precious blood of our salvation. It is the same sacred heart from which flows His boundless and passionate love for all mankind.
Christ wanted to heal us, to feed us, to love us, to save us. Yet we rejected all of this grace and destroyed His body. But death has no power over Him. And He rose again so that, though we rejected Him, He might forgive us and continue to heal us, feed us, love us, and save us.
R.C. VanLandingham is the author of the Peter Puckett series, a Christian children's fantasy that explores what it means to know and love Christ through exciting adventures. His books and blog can be found at rcvanlandingham.com.