Holy Week Reflections, Day 5
“The Divine and Dreadful Death” – based on Luke 22-23
Torchlight gleamed in the garden,
A disciple came forward
With the kiss of a traitor,
Ignoring the Messiah’s reproach.
Bonfire light shone in the courtyard,
Another disciple shook his head,
Denying three times his Savior,
Till one look from Him caused hot tears of regret.
Sunrise light illuminated the palace,
Leaders argued and paced,
Crowds shouted and mocked,
The King of the Jews stood silent.
Daylight began to fade
As Simon took up the cross of Christ.
The women followed and wept
As nails were driven into His hands and feet.
Sunlight was no more
As the Light of the World
Was slain before scoffers
And tortured between thieves.
Darkness gripped the land
As it mourned the sinless man
Dying for sinful men –
The perfect exchange.
And the light seemed to die
Among all His weeping followers,
Clinging to one another,
Watching from afar,
Longing for the story
To end another way.
Little did they know
That in order for their stories
To have a different ending,
His story had to have the most dreadful death.
And little did they know
That that dreadful death
Was not the ending –
Because a divine plot twist
Awaited them three days later.