Release Yourself

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “release” We would love to have you join us.

Nailed to a tree
A crown of thorns
upon his head.

Voices yelling out
“If you are the Messiah
Release yourself.”

Haunting silence.

Jesus cries out
“Father, forgive them
For they know not
What they are doing.”

Mary, his mother
looking on.

He breathes his last.

Three days later
The women arrive
at the tomb
and find it empty.

Where is Jesus’ body?

He is not here.

Jesus has overcome
Death and the grave.
Jesus is risen!

In the resurrection,
Jesus reminds us of
God’s love
For us.

22 thoughts on “Release Yourself

  1. I agree with Gabriele. The contrast of the crowd’s words, release yourself’ and Jesus’ response, “Father, forgive them for they no not what they are doing” IS very powerful. In bondage to sin the sinner doesn’t recognize that freedom can only come through Christ staying on the cross for the duration. Such grace and mercy! Thanks for this!
    I’m at #8

  2. great post tara:) great that Jesus didn’t release Himself isn’t it? or we would not have been forgiven our sin and been released from its power. it’s good He didn’t go around explaining Himself but let His actions do that work:)

  3. This is a beautiful poem, Tara, and I’m glad that Jesus didn’t release himself, but that he stayed there for us until “It is finished!”

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