The Cross
by Richard L. Provencher

Light begins to sink
upon the night, redemption
pain and sadness wait,
righteousness swept aside

they tormented Him, our Jesus
shamed Him, scourged
and defiled His kindness, the Word
designed for our salvation.

Lifting His head to the Father,
remembers on His knees
in Gethsemane, the kiss of Judas.
"Not my will but Yours," He intoned

and rising to His feet prepared
for the final journey of our salvation.
Now He represents the sins
of our existence and exchanges
His life for ours. Amen.

(c) 2010 by Richard L. Provencher

Richard enjoys writing poems; many of which have been published in Print and Online. He and his wife, Esther are also co-authors of stories and a print novel. They are "born again" Christians and very busy in their church, Abundant Life Victory International, in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia.

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