Friday, April 02, 2010

Naked, Dying

Stripped utterly
wearing a crown of thorns
naked, dying
feeling wholly alone

In the darkness of midday
the sun refusing to shine
Christ upon the cross
atoning for our sin
his sacrifice washing them away

Shouting, crying
a final plea to God
abandoned and alone
crying out his last

The curtain ripped
the ground shaking
awareness at the foot of the cross
comprehending what was lost
Emmanuel, the Messiah
dead on the rugged cross

April 2, 2010
Season of Lent
Good Friday prayer vigil
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH

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