On Good Friday of Passion Week, Jesus died on the cross. Last year I wrote a poem about the cross, and I’m including it among the Passion Week poems I’ve been posting this year.
“A River Flowed”
April 18, 2014 (first written March 29, 2013)
Friday of Passion Week
A river flowed, a crimson tide,
With mercy in its stream,
As Jesus Christ was crucified
By God through human scheme.
The sin he bore was not his own,
For ours he carried to
The wooden cross, the judgment tree,
To pay the wages due.
Hear him cry out “It is finished”
With his final breath,
For with this love he satisfied
God’s wrath and died our death.