Good Friday and Passover!

At the very moment that Jesus was carrying the cross towards Golgotha, the priests were carrying the perfect passover lamb to the temple to be prepared for  the passover sacrifice. And when the nails were being driven into His hands, the priests were sounding the rams horn for all to hear and know that the passover lamb had arrived. And then at 3 in the afternoon, Jesus cried, “It is finished!” and died at the precise time that the priests sacrificed the passover lamb. Only God could arrange such a simultaneity!

almost two thousand years from Abram’s birth
God sent His King
the Promised One to earth
to teach and show them love
they were amazed
the sick
He healed
the dead
He raised
and everywhere
the people sought Him out
to hear His words
know what He spoke about
palm branches paved the way
as they proclaimed
“Blessed is He who comes in the Lord’s name.”

now listen well
it’s hard to understand
the actions taken by the leaders and
to see what happened next—
what they believed
about the One God sent—
how they received
the Savior King

they listened to
the words He had to say
and questioned Him to see
if He would pay
attention to their thoughts—
acknowledge them
as rightful heirs
to father Abraham
when Jesus did not lift them
in their pride
they turned their backs
and set His claims aside
arresting Him
and mocking with a trial
He opened not His mouth
yet all the while
they railed at Him
and shouted
“Crucify!”
“You claimed to be from God—
now you must die”
they nailed Him to a cross
and watched to see
if He
as God
would come down from the tree
and so
the Son
they openly defied
“You saved others—
now save yourself” they cried
they sneered
they jeered
they taunted with words to sting
though sent by God—
they killed
their
Savior
King!

~JD Collier

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One Comment on “Good Friday and Passover!”


  1. Well done in honor of our Lord. May we not turn our backs on the claim He has on our lives – that He has saved.

    Blessings ~ Wendy


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