During Holy Week today is one of the most solemn and somber days. It is the day Jesus was crucified on the cross for our sins. The Jewish leaders of that day were in a rush to crucify Jesus before the Sabbath, which for Jews is sundown on Friday. So on the Thursday before Easter Jesus hung on a cross to make atonement for us.
No matter how dark your days may be Easter Sunday - Resurrection Sunday - is coming! Ps. 30:5b says "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning." That verse is very apropos for the three days Christ was in the tomb until he rose.
Every year at this time I post my poem about that sacred night. May you meditate on its significance and meaning.
by Evangeline B. White
On the Mount drops fell from His forehead down
Sweat and blood dripped when no one was around.
The others fell asleep, unable to pray
It was the beginning of the darkest day.
An angel came down and ministered to Jesus
Gave Him strength for the price He'd pay to free us.
The crowd who praised Him the week before
Came to betray Him, honor Him no more.
With swords and false words they came to indict
Rome against the Savior, yet He withheld His might.
His disciples scattered no more in sight
They thought this wasn't good and shrunk in fright.
Brought before Pilate and Herod He was
beaten, mocked, insulted, spit upon because
Darkness reigned during those hours
When the Son of God relinquished His powers.
Angels could have come at the sound of His voice
But they watched and waited as this was God's choice.
Women mourned and wailed for the cross was His fate
On His shoulders sat the whole world's weight.
A crown of thorns was forced upon His head
The charge against Him, "King of the Jews" it read.
His skin ripped apart from His head to His feet
Beyond recognition He had been beat.
With a final cry He breathed His last breath
It was the darkest day, the Savior's death.
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