Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Look and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow.
But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 1:12, 3:21-23)
These are verses of scripture read every day through this period of Passiontide; words from the book of Lamentations. That first verse will be so familiar if you enjoy Stainer’s “The Crucifixion”. They are words that should make us stop, turn, and look upon Jesus on the cross. (Read them again.) This is what Lent is about…. a time to stop and think about Jesus; what he did; why he did this; why God did this?
And then…… the joyous hope, as we look beyond the act of crucifixion; as we begin to understand why God did this. He did it because of love. That love never ceases. God’s love for you never ceases. He just waits, quietly, patiently, for you to respond to His love. Tell God, right now, “I love you, Lord.”