Watch This Space

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“Foolishness” mumbled the soldier

Casting lots for the rabbi’s garment

“An utter waste of a good man’s life”

 

“Serves him right” spat the Pharisee

Nodding to himself self righteously

Stroking his beard with smug delight

 

“It cannot be!” uttered the disciple

Tears streaming from bloodshot eyes

“It wasn’t meant to end this way!”

 

“Unbearable!” sobbed the women

Holding tight to one another

“We never thought we’d see this day”

 

“How will I bear it?” wept the mother

Recalling a long ago prophecy

“A sword will also pierce your heart”

 

“Remember me!” gasped the dying thief

“Though I don’t deserve mercy,

I know You are Who You say You are!”

 

“Have we won?” speculated the demons

Confused and unsettled

At the apparent ease of victory

 

“Holy!” whispered creation

Silently waiting and watching

Bowing before bleeding divinity

 

“Mystery!” shouted the angels

Trembling at the impossible scene

Unfolding before their puzzled eyes

 

“It is FINISHED!” cried the crucified One

Offering His sinless humanity

Once, for all, the perfect sacrifice

 

Nooooo!” screamed Death

Power already slipping from his grip

With horrible realisation

 

“OH YES!” the Father thundered

Echoing through earth and Heaven

Violently shaking hell’s foundations

 

Now for Act Two

Heralded the Spirit

Dancing deftly through time unfazed,

Alighting triumphantly on a garden tomb

Formidable, unstoppable,

WATCH THIS SPACE!”

 

© Cheryl McGrath, Bread for the Bride, 2012 and beyond.   Copyright Notice: Permission is granted to freely reproduce any Bread for the Bride articles in emails or internet blogs, unaltered, and providing this copyright notice is included.     To permanently display an article on any static website please contact me for permission.



Categories: Poetry, The Kingdom, Words of Grace and Truth

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9 replies

  1. Noooo! and OH YES!!!! – oh the joy of triumphant, eternal victory!! Love this, Cheryl.

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  2. Reblogged this on Another Red Letter Day and commented:
    I think you will love this poem from Cheryl at Bread for the Bride.

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  3. Powerful!! Thanks Cheryl. The Lord is risen… he is risen indeed!

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