March 23, 2016

During a recent travel to another city, we were appalled at the conditions of the roads.  Bumps, potholes, and partially filled potholes seemed commonplace.  Once we were outside the city and on the interstate, the roads improved.  The path was smooth and even.  How different were the roads Jesus made on His last walk!   
Golgotha (known as the “place of skull”) was just outside the walls of Jerusalem.  It was a well-known place, not far from the city, on a small hill.  This road was well-traveled by not only citizens, but animals as well.  It was not a clean road, nor was it flat and smooth.  Jesus had been beaten and was forced to walk uphill in blazing heat on this filthy road while passersby spat on Him.   
Once He arrived at the destination, He was offered a bitter wine to numb the pain.  He refused.  He was able to feel every ounce of pain and suffering while being mocked.  Yet, He remained perfectly passive and silent.  
As I contemplate His passivity and silence through a painful and demeaning situation which He did not deserve, I sadly reflect on my own views.  I have been known to complain about my journey, yet, Jesus traveled before me.  My destination has already been determined, because He walked the Road to Golgotha.  

One great way to weave worship into our daily lives is to fill it with music that helps focus our hearts on our great God.  Here is a Spotify playlist that has all the songs our worship team has led us through in the last month’s Sunday evening services to get you started. It’s updated weekly, so “follow” it to keep fresh worship music in your life.