And they nailed him to the cross. They divided up his clothes and threw dice to see who would get them. (Mark 15: 24)
Usually there is comfort in the ordinariness of Jesus’ story. Normally it speaks of Jesus becoming like us, and it helps us to connect with him. But this connection here reminds us of the ordinariness of the instruments of pain which were used upon him. Ordinary things of life turned upon our extraordinary saviour. Tools from any building site, wood from any lumber merchant.
- What painful things have become ordinary in your life?
- Try and offer them to Jesus to take to the cross.