Still he walked

Still he walked


He could hear the crowds screaming "crucify" "crucify"...

He could hear the hatred in their voices,

These were his chosen people.

He loved them,

And they were going to crucify him.

He was beaten, bleeding and weakened...
his heart was broken,

But still He walked.

He could see the crowd as he came from
the palace.

He knew each of the faces so well.

He had created them.

He knew every smile, laugh, and shed tear,

But now they were contorted with rage and anger...his heart broke,

But still He walked.

Was he scared?

You and I would have been

So his humanness would have mandated
that he was. He felt alone.

His disciples had left, denied, and even
betrayed him.

He searched the crowd for a loving face
and he saw very few.

Then he turned his eyes to the only one that mattered

And he knew that he would never be alone.

He looked back at the crowd, at the people
who were spitting

At him, throwing rocks at him and mocking him
and he knew

That because of him, they would never be alone.

So for them, He walked.

The sounds of the hammer striking the
spikes echoed through

The crowd. The sounds of his cries echoed
even louder,

The cheers of the crowd, as his hands
and feet

Were nailed to the cross, intensified
with each blow.

Loudest of all was the still small voice inside his

Heart that whispered "I am with you, my son",

And God's heart broke.

He had let his son walk.

Jesus could have asked God to end his suffering,

But instead he asked God to forgive.

Not to forgive him, but to forgive the ones
who were persecuting him.

As he hung on that cross, dying an
unimaginable death,

He looked out and saw, not only the
faces in the crowd,

But also, the face of every person yet to be,

And his heart filled with love.

As his body was dying, his heart was alive.

Alive with the limitless, unconditional love he
feels for each of us.

That is why He walked.

When I forget how much My God loves me,

I remember his walk.

When I wonder if I can be forgiven,

I remember his walk.

When I need reminded of how to live
like Christ, I think of his walk.

And to show him how much I love him,

I wake up each morning, turn my eyes to him,

And I walk.

by Author Unknown