Goldfinch60

The Last Station of The Cross.

The nails pierced the flesh,

Struck the wood

With a resounding thud,

As the crowd watched.

The Cross was raised

And He hung there,

His head bowed.

Looking at last up to heaven

He shouted to God,

“Father forgive them,

They know not what they have done”.

As these words rose from his lips

All the sins of the world were lifted

Into a darkness

That covered the world.

The head bowed once more,

Saying “It is finished”,

Jesus died for us.

 “Surely this man

Was the son of God”?

Said the stranger,

Standing before the Cross.

The Cross that means so much

To you,

To me,

To the world.

Comments12

  • orchidee

    Sensitive write. Atmospheric too - darkness at noonday. I feel we should recall the events in some way, even if not going to church, at least in our private memories. Some places don't observe the 'church year' much. But it corresponds to the Old Testament Passover Festival, that they remembered then.

  • orchidee

    It's a shame if some places have nothing at all for some events. Then people may not even have a choice. They have to go elsewhere.

    • Goldfinch60

      Well I will be at Church today, and of course Sunday when His Praises will be sung in Glory.

    • BRIAN & ANGELA

      Thanks for sharing BROTHER ! The message of EASTER is the ONLY hope for the Human Race ! In AD 33 The Lord Jesus Christ died on a Cross ~ The Just for the Unjust to restore our relationship with GOD ~ AMEN. The Stations of the Cross is a very beautiful and precious reenactment of the last days of JESUS ! Thank GOD ~ Up from the grave he AROSE ~on Easter SUNDAY ~ AMEN. Please check my Good Friday Poem ~ BRIAN

      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you Brian, much appreciated.

      • orchidee

        One more comment! This does look almost cross-shaped, this poem!

      • Michael Edwards

        A stunning piece of writing - worthy of the occasion.

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you so much Michael. Much appreciated.

        • Fay Slimm

          Such a vivid reminder here of the deep and lasting sacrifice at that special time - - thank you dear friend for this posting.

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you Fay, it was hard at Church today but a great service.

          • WriteBeLight

            Wonderful job.

          • Tony36

            Well written and expressed Great write

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you Tony.

              • Tony36

                Welcome

              • willyweed

                you did a grand job with this work.

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you WW much appreciated.

              • Mr. Lamar Ingraham

                Mr. Finch has an astoundingly tuned voice — graceful, sincere, firm, authentic, and at times funny — telling just the kinds of stories we need to get us through these times

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Lamar,most kind.

                  • Mr. Lamar Ingraham

                    😁 A smile is the universal welcome, so thank you, Mr. Finch.

                  • Gary Edward Geraci

                    Amen!



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