We often attempt to act as if we have it all together, that we're the portrait of strength and aren't vulnerable to life's ills. The truth is that we all are subject to the problems of life; we all bleed. The question is are we leading in the process? John 19 is a gospel (good news) account of the unjust trial, brutal beating, humiliating death and humble burial of Jesus. He was bleeding but he never stopped leading!
According to the text, Jesus bled because of: the crown of thorns on his head, the lashes on his back, the nails in his hands and feet and because of the spear in his side. This blood trail makes Mark 14:24 come alive, when Jesus said “This is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice for many."