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The Cross

THE CROSS

I fold my arms and close my eyes,
I picture a cross so tall.
Mary His Mother 
And Mary His disciple
Crying below, at His feet.

Blood running down the wood.
Finally resting on the ground
Soaked up by the desert soil.

Mary His Mother, crying for her Son
Mary Magdalene, crying for her Lord.
Why have they done this, my heart breaks
Roman soldiers so cruel.

One with a spear as he says
“no don’t break His legs,
spear Him instead”.

My soul crys out
“Lord have mercy lest I fall”
“Take me like the thief, to your banqueting hall!”
Jesus I give you my all,
My soul, my heart, my body.

By Maxie Macdonald

Luke 23:32-43, (NAS95) 32 Two others also, who were criminals, were being led away to be put to death with Him. 33 When they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left. 34 But Jesus was saying, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing." And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves. 35 And the people stood by, looking on. And even the rulers were sneering at Him, saying, "He saved others; let Him save Himself if this is the Christ of God, His Chosen One." 36 The soldiers also mocked Him, coming up to Him, offering Him sour wine, 37 and saying, "If You are the King of the Jews, save Yourself!" 38 Now there was also an inscription above Him, "THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS." 39 One of the criminals who were hanged there was hurling abuse at Him, saying, "Are You not the Christ? Save Yourself and us!" 40 But the other answered, and rebuking him said, "Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 "And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong." 42 And he was saying, "Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!" 43 And He said to him, "Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise."

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 7/2/2018 10:33:00 PM
Hi Maxie.. I loved reading your poem this evening with a delightful bedtime tea. I look forward to reading more of your creative works.. sleep well!
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Maxie Macdonald
Date: 7/3/2018 12:51:00 AM
Thank you so much :)