Written by: Victor P.
Topic: Good Friday (Long Prose)
“The Day Jesus Christ Died”
The day Jesus Christ was arrested,
Tried, accused, convicted, condemned to die,
It was the day the worst injustice
Was perpetrated in all of history.
The most innocent One was convicted,
Falsely accused, condemned unjustly,
All principles of jurisprudence were ignored,
Jealous sinners wanted Him killed quickly,
A kangaroo court took place, it was disgraceful,
Justice was perverted, a travesty committed.
Christ was bound by sinful mortals,
He was mocked, scorned, spat upon,
He was beaten, bruised, made bloody,
He was crowned with thorns,
He was exhausted, mistreated, despised,
He was given the death sentence,
He was made to carry His Cross
Through the streets full of people,
A public spectacle, made an example,
He was brought to where He’d be crucified,
He was hated, reproached, rejected,
He endured the worst mistreatments,
He suffered the worst injustice,
He was treated despicably by sinners,
He was deemed worthy of execution,
Condemned to the death of a common criminal.
Christ’s hands and feet were nailed to the Cross,
He felt excruciating pain, He was in agony,
He truly suffered and so many did not care,
He was lifted high up before all who were there,
The whole world would never be the same.
The angels of Heaven and the demons of Hell
Saw the Son of Man crucified there that day
As did all the people who gathered to see it happen,
The Son of God was on the Cross for all to see.
The angels of Heaven were watching
God’s plan of redemption unfolding as planned;
The demons and Satan thought they won
When they saw Jesus nailed to the Cross
But they could not have been more wrong
For the devil won nothing that day.
The devil suffered his worst defeat that day,
The Son of God by His death would win,
The war that raged for ages would be won,
The Son of Man would overcome all His enemies,
He would conquer death and the grave
Though few, if any, thought so when He hung there
Upon the Cross, His blood steadily flowing
In crimson streams down His body to the ground.
The blood of the most innocent one was shed
For the sins of all, even for the worst of sinners.
Christ hung there, He bled, He suffered greatly,
His blood was shed for the remission of sins
For there is no remission of sins without the shedding of blood,
So He who knew no sin became sin for all,
God’s wrath poured out upon His Son,
He was treated as if He had sinned though He did not,
The Lamb of God was the sacrifice,
He came to take away the sins of the world,
He was crushed and punished for all sinners,
He alone made atonement for our sins.
The Father had to forsake the Son then,
The Son felt forsaken, rejected, all alone,
He cried out, He said what He had to
And then said ‘It is finished!’ and died.
God’s plan of redemption was accomplished,
Christ bled and died on the Cross for all sinners,
Christ had completed all the work He came to do,
What the Father gave Him to do
Christ did and did it perfectly,
Without any ommissions, without failure,
He obeyed the Father’s will completely,
He was born to die, He came to save sinners.
The Sinless Son of God had overcome
All His opposition, all His enemies lost,
The war of ages had been won that day,
It may have seemed like the opposite was true
From where some were standing, looking, seeing,
But whatever any human or demon thought
The fact was that victory was God’s that day
And none could destroy the work of Christ,
None could ever undo what He did,
None could ever do more than He did,
None could make a better plan of salvation,
None could create a better plan of redemption,
None could live as Jesus Christ lived
And none could die the death He died,
None could complete what He completed.
The day Jesus Christ died wasn’t the end,
It was the way to something miraculous,
God would raise Jesus from the dead,
He would resurrect Him as was foretold,
He did everything He said He would do,
Everything happened as He said it would,
Many prophecies were fulfilled in those days,
God’s plan was going without interruption,
His hand of providence worked behind the scenes,
What so many did not see or realize took place,
What many ignored or overlooked occured,
The world would be turned upside down,
The future would not be hopeless for all who believe,
The Savior of humans died for their sins
And was raised from the dead by God
And would be alive forevermore.
Since the day Christ was raised from the dead
He has been alive, He is the Deathless Conqueror,
He sits at the right hand of the Father in Heaven,
He lives forever and will never die again.
He is the Lamb of God, the Lion of Judah,
The Author and Finisher of our faith,
He is our Captain, the Bishop of souls,
The Man of Sorrows, the Suffering Servant,
The Vine, the Door, the living water,
The Word of God, the Bread of life,
The Good Shepherd, Sinless One,
The High Priest, the great Prophet,
The Messiah, Holy One of Israel,
The sacrifice and the sacrificer,
Our Passover, our ark, our treasure,
King of kings and Lord of lords,
Son of God, Son of Man,
Wonderful, Counselor, Prince of Peace,
The Way, the Truth, the Life,
The only Savior of sinners,
The only Savior of souls,
The only way to God the Father,
The only hope of this world,
Without rival, without equal,
He reigns now and forevermore!
Glory to God Alone!