Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit”: Gospel of Luke 23:46 Only my Father can redeem. I have been found guilty by man But where I am going their judgment Has no weight. You celebrate my death as if it is not life I take my place on the throne I am going home This great love I’ve proven; I’ve shown. “Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” Supportive scriptures Psalm 31:5 (1 Corinthians 5:7) (Luke 23:47) (Romans 3:24-25) (John 15:13) Hebrews … Continue reading Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit”
When Jesus had received the wine, he said, “It is finished”; and he bowed his head and handed over the spirit. Gospel of John 19:30 It is tough to imagine the pain I have bared The lives I will save will be worth all the pain I promise to stay with you from now to the end But my job here is complete. I have lived as man to carry your sin My time here as man has come to its end. Back with my father; I must go. “It is Finished.” My suffering is over and my purpose fulfilled … Continue reading When Jesus had received the wine, he said, “It is finished”; and he bowed his head and handed over the spirit.
“I thirst” Gospel of John 19:28 I spoke of drinking of the cup And how I must bear the cross I know this moment I must fulfill The wounds inflicted upon me in the tormenting, the crowning of my head with thorns, and the nailing upon the cross are now taking their toll, after losing this much blood from not just hanging but after the hours I walked I am offered vinegar to numb this physical thirst But capture this thought for a moment I have now seen and bared each of your pain And your souls are heavy from … Continue reading “I thirst”
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34 I now know your true weight, it’s heavy for just one But just for a moment can you imagine The weight of a multitude of sin to your feeling of just one This anguish and pain comes from the man side, yes I am the son I have to carry this weight; Oh father, this moment I have to do it alone. I cry for man and now all your children I know their song This last breath will act as my ransom For which in … Continue reading “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
“Jesus said to his mother: “Woman, this is your son”. Then he said to the disciple: “This is your mother.” Gospel of John 19:26-27 When you walked with me I called you my beloved So go be careful to shelter my mother’s heart From what we knew would come As she rejoice that she has lost nothing But gained eternal life through her son… So my concern now beloved; Is not that I will leave here Only that you love her as I do and now take her as your mother. Supportive scripture (John 13:23, John 19:26, John 21:7, 20) Continue reading “Jesus said to his mother: “Woman, this is your son”. Then he said to the disciple: “This is your mother.”
“Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” Gospel of Luke 23:43 Here between two who were guilty and earned their titles as they hung My moment of suffering represents something to us all A choice to live with me you must repent I don’t take away the punishment here on earth But belief in me can take away the penalty of eternal death. So mock in your ways, forget forgiveness; in life’s moments you have that choice. Or with Faith believe in me and have eternal life… Supportive Scripture, Revelation 3:15-16, (Luke 23:42) Continue reading “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” Gospel of Luke 23:34 My foes and my enemies so easy to see their disregard They must play their role in my life fulfillment. So to them please show forgiveness But where father are those who said they would always follow Those whose words did not reflect their actions; They will turn from me; at least three times but the crowing they hear twice will remind them of me; Father because of your love, I just know this. So ignorant are they at times However, in this moment I … Continue reading “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”
Good Friday Although I am extremely social; I am a loner. I spend most of my days reading, writing or preparing for some kind of task. It’s what makes me who I am. I am not easily moved or shaken by the things that the world says it can do for me. But when I think of what Jesus has already done, it not only moves and shakes me it inspires me. So as I mediated on the Seven Last Words of Jesus; I was inspired to write these poems…. Continue reading More than a day off…