Jesus falls for the first time
‘Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single grain; but if it dies, it yields a rich harvest.’
It is the weight of a world of sin that presses Jesus down, just as much as the mental and physical cruelty of his punishment.
In Gethsemane, Lord, it was out of dread that you fell to your knees. Now it is the weight of the world’s sin that pierces your heart. Let your kingdom come as I gratefully accept your forgiveness and graciously offer it to others.