Sweating blood, foreshadowed grief
In the Garden of Gethsemane.
When Judas kissed - bought off as a thief
Betrayed all loyalty to deity.
Soldiers of humanity - sought out profanity.
When Jesus stated " I Am He"
All fell to the ground - but unheeding the profound.
Regardless of His inherent ties to royalty.
With crude arrangement-feud amended
Displayed Pilot and Herod as unlikely friends.
For the devil's devices to attend.
To false proceedings - made no reply.
Of which the mob raged "crucify, crucify!
" Lashed with a whip-shredded his human form.
Soldiers debased - with a crown of thorns.
Christ's mangled frame as a lamb to the slaughter was torn.
Who was born to bear abuse?
Viewed as a regal pretender - of no earthly use.
Stripped of His garments and dignity
Was tossed - outcast of His Royal city.
Burdened by a crude cross - without pity.
His disciples scattered - when enemies gathered.
Roman soldiers divided His clothes
And caused mangled flesh - to be exposed.
Driven in spikes - hands and feet marred
With passion endured cruelty - forever scarred.
A jolt of the cross - unto its final stand
With legions of angels - awaiting his command.
The universe took leave for a miracle reprieve
Baffled by the Lamb of God - without spot or blemish
That became sin - for our justification.
At that moment 'The Father'-turned his head in grief
And shred Christ's heart - surpassing belief.
For the whole world, He shed His blood
As all are needy of this "cleansing flood."
When in torment Jesus pardoned the thief.
And comforted John and mother Mary as their guide
With an anguished cry He died.
The earth convulsed as fierce storms raged
To stage the profoundness of a new age.
The earth quaked-trembled the earth's foundations.
Tombs were emptied - dead men leap without explanation.
The veil that rued God from men was torn in two.
All sin was pardonable by this unthinkable act.
But as history stacks - this is known as an undeniable fact.
That He has risen!
If Satan's ploy was man's demise
He met his match with sultry surprise.
Misconception - in the world's perception
Who placed 'The Lord' on that tree?
Do you not agree - it was you and me?
Do you confess Jesus as Savior and Lord?
To pay the debt personally - you can ill afford!