Verse 26 “And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.”
Simon the Cyrenian carried Jesus’ cross part of the way to Golgotha. As a human, Jesus became too weak and weary to carry His cross and fell beneath the awful load. This reminds us that there is a cross for all of us to carry in this world that is blighted by sin. Jesus paid our sin-debt on His cross. As Christians, we have crosses to bear and burdens to bear. No one else can carry our cross. We must bear it. But Jesus does not leave us alone. He strengthens us for the journey, He encourages us when we grow weary, and He helps us up when we fall.