When I think about hills, I think about the words of an old song: “On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross.” This song is talking about the place where Jesus was crucified.
Verse 33 of our Bible Reading tells us that some soldiers led Jesus to a “place called Golgotha. (Golgotha means ‘The Place of the Skull.’)” We do not know for sure if Golgotha was a hill. But many people think it was a small hill shaped like a skull.
Often we see beautiful pictures or carvings of crosses. These are supposed to remind us of the cross where Jesus died. But the cross where Jesus died was not pretty. It was ugly and cruel.
When Jesus was on the cross, He suffered much pain. He also took all the sins of the world on the cross. Jesus did this so we can have our sins forgiven.
Have you thanked Jesus for dying for you? Have you accepted Him as your Savior? Today is a good time to thank Jesus and follow Him.