Six Hours

Legge, Philip, Lois

The story outlined in The VI Hours is based on historical events of the first century, and contains both historical figures and fictional characters.

 

    I asked a soldier, “What’s going on here? Who is this man, and what has he done?”
He looked at me sternly. “Haven’t you heard?! He’s Jesus of Nazareth who claims to be the Son of God.” I couldn’t believe what I heard. The man carrying the cross did not look anything like the Jesus that I knew!
Before I could think it through, I opened my mouth. “I know Him! He’s a great teacher. He has inspired a lot of people, and they say He has a special anointing from God to heal the sick and even raise the dead.”
The soldier shouted, as he turned away, “He’s a liar, and a criminal!”

    I was overwhelmed. What is happening here? I could almost feel the injustice and the evil of what they were going to do. My head was throbbing trying to take it all in, but I knew I had to do... something! I ran after the soldier and pleaded, “You have to stop this! It isn’t right. You are all making a terrible mistake.”
He spun around to face me with anger in his eyes. “Who are you to accuse me? You must be one of His followers. We know what to do with you!” He turned to a subordinate and barked out an order, “Get another cross!”

    There I stood in indecision, shaking. I don’t really think you could blame me. Should I run, or do I need to stay? Something was stirring deep in my conscience and soul, and somehow I felt that I needed to carry a cross too.

 
    I looked up ahead towards Jesus. The crowd swelled around him and the Roman soldiers were prodding Him to move on, but He stopped long enough to look back at me. His eyes spoke volumes.

 

END OF CHAPTER IV (On the Road to Calvary) EXCERPT...

... When I lay down to sleep that night, my mind was still burdened. What really happened on that day? How can I be crucified with Jesus? Would I have been crucified with Jesus, if I had been there that day? And what does it mean to be crucified ‘with Jesus’? Does it mean on a cross beside His cross, or behind His cross? Does every believer have their own cross? Golgotha would be crowded with crosses, if that were the case! Or does it mean to be crucified on the same cross as He was? Was that even possible?

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