Good Friday Crucifixion








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
for the sick He healed
and 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 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
“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

~JD Collier

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