Why ‘Good’ Friday?

The Romans chose
excruciating crucifixion,
to frighten into subjugation,
deter attempts at revolution.

No death of ease,
so why should it be ‘good’?
– he paid the debt,
the wage of much transgression,
signs the release,
– eternal life for all who so desire, acquire,
and ‘It is finished’ cries in joyful celebration.

A foretold gamble

An idle gamble, careless toss,
while Christ was pierced upon the cross:
these both were long ago foretold
by God, by whom all is controlled.

Though not yet ending, by his breath
all evil, malice, pain and death,
the miracles and resurrection of his Son
encourge (warn) — those bitter things will soon be gone.

‘This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom. “Let’s not tear it,” they said ot one another. “Let’s decide by lot who will get it.” This happend that the scripture might be fulfilled which said, “They divided my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.”’ John 19:23,24  and Psalm 22 esp. v.18