~ For Friend and Foe ~

I wrote the following after watching The Passion for a second or third time; this time sensing Mary’s heartache more than anything.
First posted on my Myspace site (with images) June, 2010.

“For Friend and Foe…”

Innocent blood
spilled from guilty hands
battered and bruised
by the bitterness of man
“Father, forgive them,”
that’s what He prayed to God
as they mocked and spat
in the face of Love

She fell at His feet
her Son; her heart
praying He’d save Himself
as she fell apart
Tears of sorrow
gut-wrenching grief
a mother’s heart
finding no relief

“Please,” she prayed
“stop this pain,”
as He caught His breath
as His life started to drain
“Please,” she begged
“Let me take His place,”
as she fell, broken
upon her face

“I would’ve done it,”
her words kissed the dirt
“I would’ve taken His place,
to save Him from this hurt…”
“…I would never have let you,”
He spoke to her heart
“I will never forget you
or your loving arms…”

She glorified God
for the strength He gave
as she wrestled with heartache
trying to hold on to faith
but her heart bled for Her boy
as they took Him away
and she longed to hold Him
as the stone closed His grave

“My baby, my child,
the foundation of my love
fly home to heaven
to our God
take your seat
in your heavenly place
bless the world
with mercy and grace

and forgive me," she cried
“for wanting to keep you near,
but you are my heart
and I wanted you here
but I know, yes I know
beyond the pain
that life doesn’t end here
I will see you again.”

She held up her head
and looked the world in the eye
embracing His Spirit
trying not to cry
but then He came to her
and stood by her side
saying “See, Mother,
I make all things right…”

On she walked
with courage and faith
knowing He no longer
slept in His grave
Knowing He’d accomplished
what He came to do
He found a way
to connect God to me and you

For love they allowed
His pain and humiliation
for the sake of love
and reconcilliation
For you, for me
for everyone who walks this earth
He came, and He gave
because He knew of our worth

He knew the Father’s love
and how His heart ached to be
restored to His children
for eternity
Yes He gave up His throne
to do the Father’s will
He did it then
He’s doing it still

No, no greater love
has he that lays down his life
for a friend
as a sacrifice
but Jesus didn’t suffer
for friend alone
but for one and all
friend and foe

~ For Friend and Foe ~

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I wrote the following after watching The Passion for a second or third time; this time sensing Mary’s heartache more than anything.
First posted on my Myspace site (with images) June, 2010.

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