As we reflect on the tragic ordeal of the cross, may we draw strength in our places of suffering knowing our Lord was no stranger to pain.
"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior."
Isa 43:2-3 (NLT)