Matthew 27.34; Mark 15:23; Luke 23:36
Jesus could barely stand, He was so weak. The cruel whip had torn open His back. Blood ran down His face from the crown of thorns.
One of the soldiers went up to Jesus. He forced Him to drink some drugged wine which might ease the pain. After tasting it, Jesus shook His head no. Then the soldiers stretched Jesus onto the cross. They nailed His hands and feet to the wood.
They nailed Jesus to the cross. Above His head they hammered a sign. “This is the King of the Jews.” A soldier made fun of Him. Even as he hung on the cross, the soldiers gambled to see who would get Jesus’ robe.
Some of the people shouted up at Him, “If You are the Son of God,come down from the cross!”
Not everyone standing around Jesus’ cross wanted to hurt Him. Among the women were His mother and another Mary and Mary
Magdalene. Jesus saw His mother and John standing next to each other. He said to her, “Mother, this man is your son now.”
Then He said to John, “This is your mother now.” From that day on, John took care of Mary, Jesus’ mother.
Even up to the very last moments,Jesus took care of those who loved Him.
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