The Ninth Station
Jesus falls for a third time
Philippians 2:5-7 - The attitude you should have is the one that Christ Jesus had: He always had the nature of God, but He did not think that by force He should try to become equal with God. Instead of this, of His own free will He gave up all He had, and took the nature of a servant. He became like man and appeared in human likeness.
Luke 14:11 - For everyone who makes himself great will be humbled, and everyone who humbles himself will be made great.
Jesus continues walking, tired, in pain and pushed by the cruel, unrelenting soldiers. Jesus falls once more. They laugh at him. Here, there is no mercy. He gets up, steadies himself and walks the last few yards. He looks up and sees Golgotha - The Place of the Skull.
Lord Jesus, help me to see that nothing is greater than You. Nothing is greater than Your love for me. Help me to see that with Your help, I can do it. That you are always my friend, no matter how alone I may feel. Almighty Father, thank you for sending Jesus to us. Help me always to follow Him. This I ask in Jesus’ name.