Poems of Passion Week – Day 2

 

 

CROWN OF THORNS ULTRA MODERNBARABBAS

My heart pounded
As they dragged me out.
They stood me close beside Him,
And I looked about.


The crowd was frenzied:
With rage and raw disgust.
I wasn’t sure the real cause —
Why they fumed and cussed.


I glanced beside me
To catch a glimpse of Him,
But what my eyes saw in His
Convicted me within.


When the guards shouted,
“Who is it going to be?”
Then I understood they’d choose
To set one free.


“We want Barabbas!
Set Barabbas free!”
I could not believe my ears:
They chose, not Him, but me.


“But what of Jesus?”
Pilate asked the crowd.
“Crucify Him! Crucify Him!
He is not our God!”


My shackles fell off:
By law a free man.
Pilate called for water then
And there he washed his hands.


The day grew darker
As He was hanging there,
Upon a cross with thieves each side;
Then He said a prayer.


He prayed, “Forgive them.”
Did that include me?
Then He cried, “It is finished!”
I thought, how can this be?


For suddenly I knew —
He’d died to save me too —
Even me — Barabbas.

 

 

+++

 

 

 

(Scripture Reference: Matthew 27)

~~~

 

 

~~~

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close