“Dear brave merciful Lord, as I gaze upon the Cross, my soul trembles in fear and yet, oddly, it also finds peace. You were nailed to the Cross by the people You created and yet You knew and accepted that that was the only way to save all humanity. You are so brave. How could You continue on Your journey to Jerusalem knowing what awaited You? The Cross, such an awful instrument of torture, stood looming in front of You and yet You continued to step towards it, to embrace it. I see the Cross and stare at the nails and cry out in fear and horror. How did You endure the Cross?”
“My dear trembling child, I too was afraid. I sweat drops of blood the night before. I begged My closest friends to stay awake with Me but even they couldn’t remain with Me. Only My Father knew what I needed to do and only My Father knew how to comfort Me and how to strengthen Me at that moment. The angel He sent Me gave Me great comfort but it was His love for Me and My love for Him that truly helped Me.
“That is My hope for all mankind, that in everyone’s hour of need, they will draw upon My love for them and the knowledge that whatever trial they must endure has been sent by My Father for a greater purpose. Look what came out of My suffering on the Cross - more than anyone could have imagined at the time!
“I want everyone to trust in Me and in My love. That is the only thing that can truly help an individual to endure and persevere in the face of a great trial. Only My love can strengthen My beloved people and only through faith in Me and in My love can people be brave enough to endure the cross they must bear.
“Dear trembling child, tremble no more. Give Me your heart and I will give you all you need. Be brave in Me.”