Thoughts: There are many different images given of the crucifixion of Christ. Just as each gospel gives us a different snapshot of the real event, so a painting gives us a different portrait from the artisits perspective. Rembrandt's is probably my favorite as he has himself putting Christ on the cross.
Prayer: Though I have seen these passages a million times, help me to see them anew this day- from different perspectives. Help me to appreciate your cross, your sacrifice for me, O Lord.