Sounds of the Cross

The snapping sound of a crown of thorns pressed down tearing at His brow, followed by the subtle sound of each droplet of His blood hitting the ground.

The vile sound of being spat upon mocked and scourged by the whip only to be over-shadowed by the absence of sound, when no outcry or threat came from His lips.

Remembering the painful whisper of a friend’s voice swearing, “This man I do not know!” A sound now muffled slightly by the weight of that mocking scarlet rob.

The sound of Pilate’s voice saying, “I find no fault in this man,” feeling so parched with thrist as He heard the sound of water, but it was only Pilate washing his hands.

The faint sound of His whisper as He was forced to turn and they slowly led Him away, those ever haunting words to Pilate, “It is as you say!”

The sharp squeaking sound as the wooden cross was forced to give way, the dull ring of the hammer’s strike as each nail was driven through His flesh that dark and lonely day.

Just the sounds of another crucifiction barely noticable to the Roman ear, but for the Heavenly Host listening more intently these were the sounds of confirmation, that God’s love for humanity is sincere.

High upon the cross His life quickly slipping away, yet the sound of mercy as He promises a lowly thief paradise with Him that very day.

The final sound, “Forgive them Father, they know not what they do.” Thus He allowed Himself to be nailed to the cross, instead of me and instead of you!

Sounds of the Cross

Martin Steinbrugger

Redlands, United States

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Even though I wrote this some time ago and also posted it some time ago, today I found a picture that I felt connected image and verse perfectly. I’ve attached the address so all will hopefully check it out.!

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