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Jesus Christ's Final Days on Earth

Jesus Christ’s Final Days on Earth

His ride to town began with human praise.
And palm fronds paved the road that Jesus chose.
The will of God the Father Christ assays.
Upon an *** with humble heart he goes.
The lessons that he spoke on Earth’s byways,
All words he taught amid the crowd echoes.
And men began to feel the higher law.
So, on that day they greeted him in awe.

Alone amid his friends he sought to pray.
No man could understand His strength and pain.
The drinking of death’s cup for sin would pay. 
The Son of God knew well he must be slain.
His fear of mortal death would come that day.
He bleeds from every pore as man’s sins reign.
Upon himself he took the flaws of all.
Submitting to God’s will that death befall.

Through trickery and lies his words were banned.
Some Sadducees distained lessons he taught.
The Pharisees paid Judas; and they planned.
Determined that Christ’s life would be for naught,
The soldiers knew the signal as preplanned.
The kiss of death sent Judas to his grave.
The news of his arrest filled all the land.
Lord, Jesus greeted wrath but he forgave.

Disciples ran away to save their lives.
The temple heard the angry shouts of hate. 
Imperfect men succeeded with sins’ strives,
The hatred of the mob did not abate.
With strength Christ sought to save their afterlives.
As for the crucifixion he did wait.
In silent love he bore that bitter cup.
Because he loved our souls are lifted up.

Despised, rejected, hated by his own,
Upon the cross that perfect man was hung.
Because he loved us so, he did atone.
And since his death, great praises have been sung.
For man no longer walks through life alone.
As to the gospel faithful saints have clung.
Arising from the grave he overcame.
By righteous faith, his saints can do the same.

Copyright March 23, 2015
Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest: Resurrection of Christ

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 4/29/2015 6:52:00 AM
Truly an incredible poem about Christ. No one could have ever put it any better than that except God and His Son Jesus. Jim Horn
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Date: 4/18/2015 2:09:00 PM
Dane, Congratulation on your win in Isaiah's "Resurrection of Christ" contest. Always ~LINDA~
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Date: 4/12/2015 4:55:00 PM
Congrats on your well written winning work..Sara
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Date: 4/7/2015 6:30:00 PM
Congratulations on your wonderful discriptive win, and a7. Blessings Eve
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Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
Date: 4/7/2015 6:51:00 PM
Thank you, Eve, for stopping by to give your much appreciated congratulations. My time on here is brief due to farm and grandchildren responsibilities along with part-time work. I love to write when I receive a comment, I really feel uplifted. Hopefully, oneday, I will also be able to read more and comment as I have done in the past. As for now, I'm squeezing in so much in a day. But it keeps the ole gal alive! LOL And very happy. Thank you, again, so very much. Big Smiles, Dane Ann