Most of us are probably familiar with this term Via Dolorosa. thanks to Sandi Patti’s song. Here are a few of the lyrics from that song:
Down the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem that day
The soldiers tried to clear the narrow street
But the crowd pressed in to see
The Man condemned to die on Calvary
He was bleeding from a beating, there were stripes upon His back
And He wore a crown of thorns upon His head
And He bore with every step
The scorn of those who cried out for His death
Down the Via Dolorosa called the way of suffering
Like a lamb came the Messiah, Christ the King,
But He chose to walk that road out of
His love for you and me.
Down the Via Dolorosa, all the way to Calvary.
Sandi Patty and the Niswonger’s 10th Anniversary
Jesus did walk a road of suffering to the cross. Jesus is not a helpless victim, He is a willing Sacrificial Lamb who chose to die in our place.
“Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”
Not So Good Friday
It is beyond my understanding why the term Good Friday was placed on an event that is so tragic. (I will do some research on “Good Friday’s” origin and write more about it later.) It seems rather ironic, a paradox or incongruity, whatever term one would consider fitting.
I can only assume that, since Jesus has paid for our sins, through His sacrifice and death, that His resurrection, allowing us the opportunity for salvation, through Him, must surely be the true meaning of the term.
Nevertheless, I am thankful for the precious gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Thanks to WTLWTV44 for their contribution