Five Minute Friday- A Soldier’s Cry

He cried a final cry, exhaled a final breath.

The veil, now torn in two, but what came next?

Jesus knew his fate; still he would go.

Love came down and took my place,

Perfect and pure,

It’s said white as snow.

One lonesome soldier knew,

Dared to speak aloud.

His words must have hushed

That sin filled crowd.

Women’s tears were falling,

as the sacrificial body turned cold.

“Surely this man was the Son of God,”

I hear it bold.

Was his cry what I imagine?

Or, was it hushed in awe and regret?

Did a tear escape his brutal eyes,

How long did he stare at the body hung dead.

For that one death would change the world,

For all who would believe.

When that veil tore in two

Relationship restored,

direct connection for me and you.

What we do next is personal,

From the silent prayer, to the discipleship call.

For the death that rocked the world that day,

Was the life that saved us all.

..and on the third day..He rose again.

I invite you to visit the website of Kate Motaung for full details and rules (well the one rule).

All are welcome and invited to take part in joining women around the world for Five Minute Friday! You will be given a prompt word, then simply take five minutes of your day to write a heartfelt, authentic message (no need to edit) using that word!


9 Replies to “Five Minute Friday- A Soldier’s Cry”

  1. Beautiful poem! It’s hard to imagine the change that must have gripped that soldier in that moment! That’s what Jesus is all about though….changing us! Loved your words today!

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  2. This is really, really beautiful. And, if I may, you’ve inspired a poem.

    Wish I had a soldier’s grace
    but it’s something I can’t carry;
    I fought, but in another place.
    I am a mercenary.
    When governments forsook them
    someone had to care.
    Even if the world was numb,
    my mates and I went there.
    Paid in food still moving
    and a blanket for the night,
    we fought and died, proving
    that we’d defend what’s right.
    And some people we did save
    at the cost of an unmarked holy grave.

    #1 at FMF this week.

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