“I, the Lord, have called you for the victory of justice; I have grasped you by the hand; I formed you, and set you as a covenant of the people, a light for the nations, to open the eyes of the blind and to bring out prisoners from confinement, and from the dungeon, those who live in darkness.”     Isaiah 42:6-8

Today we begin our journey with the Lord Jesus to Calvary.  This then is the time we should unite our “cross” with His.  Every one of us has a cross to bear.  There are no exceptions.  And as we bear our cross we can either complain or lessen our burden by placing it with The Lord this week.  We are aware of His outcome—the glorious fulfillment of all prophecies that His cross would result in the freedom of the body and spirit with His resurrection.

We are no different than Jesus.  We can expect as well as He did the suffering, humiliation and trials of bearing our own cross.  Yet we know we too will be set free and overcome, first of all the death of our sins and, second, of our own ultimate resurrection with Him for all eternity.

There is, to be sure, enough food for thought and prayer this week.  Do not take any of this for granted.  It will indeed all come to pass.