Day 9: Jesus’ Death – He died for us
Matthew 27: 45,46,50, 51
45 From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land.
46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”)
50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.
51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split
Jesus’ death is what saves us from the sin in our lives. It brings us back to God. Our salvation is complete.
Remember the darkness that the whole world must have felt that day when Jesus died.
How would you have felt if you were there?
What does it mean to you that God himself died for you?
Bring your note from Station 8 and a nail and hammer. Take a walk to the Yarrow Park and find the large wooden cross. Attach your note to this cross and say, “It is finished.” Think about how your sins were nailed to the cross that day in history. Jesus bore the pain of the cross so you could be forgiven and set free.
(If someone is already at the cross when you arrive, please give them space and distance to finish before you take your turn.)