Day 36 – Journey to the Cross – Deacon Tom Cavey

Hello First Family! 

Today’s devotional thought comes from one of our Deacons, Tom Cavey. Enjoy! 


Hello First Family,

We only have four more days to go to finish our journey.  I pray you have been  enjoying each day’s journey.  It’s been a real blessing to me. Today’s code word is  PAIN.”

In Roman mythology, the word poena is the spirit of punishment. It is a noun and comes from the Latin word for pain which is “adflictio”.  In English it means to “make suffer or cause distress”.  In  John 19:1,  it describes the pain Jesus suffered for us.  Can you imagine being flogged by means of a leather whip with pieces of bone and medal imbedded  in its thongs?   The roman soldiers whipped him and when finished, they put a crown of thorns on His head as He endured all this pain (though innocent) for all of us  so we would have a way to heaven.  Remember God doesn’t always tell us the reason we are suffering or in pain, but He does promise to comfort us.   Also remember Jesus experienced unfathomable grief and pain for the sake of the world.  As the Author and Finisher of our faith, who would for the joy that was set before Him He endured the cross.

Praise be to God when we get to heaven!  He will wipe away all tears from our eyes, and there will be no more death, sorrow, and most of all, no more pain.

Praise  be  to  God! See you tomorrow on our Journey to the Cross.


Deacon Tom Cavey


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