Day 35: At the Foot of the Cross | 40 Days of Focus

Day 35: At the Foot of the Cross | 40 Days of Focus

As Jesus looked down from the cross, there was a microcosm of the world. There were the scoffers, the indifferent or distracted, the horrified, the fearful, the grieving, the desperate, the disillusioned, and those for whom a light had dawned….

Day 34: Forsakenness | 40 Days of Focus

Day 34: Forsakenness | 40 Days of Focus

There are so many poignant, heart-wrenching moments in the hours of Good Friday, but perhaps there is none so terrifying as when Jesus cries out, “My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?” The forsakenness of Jesus is, in…

Day 33: When Darkness Fell | 40 Days of Focus

Day 33: When Darkness Fell | 40 Days of Focus

There were several miracles that happened during the hours of Good Friday: the healing of the servant’s severed ear, the earthquake, the tearing of the temple curtain, the raising of the dead, and the darkness that enveloped the land between…

Day 32: You Will Be with Me | 40 Days of Focus

Day 32: You Will Be with Me | 40 Days of Focus

“You will be with me in paradise”—words we would be delighted to hear from the lips of Jesus; words that thrilled the heart of the dying thief on the cross beside Him. In an instant, he was transported from the…

Day 31: Love That Never Quits | 40 Days of Focus

Day 31: Love That Never Quits | 40 Days of Focus

People have different reactions to suffering. Sometimes, they lash out. Other people draw within themselves. Some folks whine, moan, or cry out. It is a rare person who, when they are suffering, is more concerned about others, as Jesus was….