Then the earth fell silent.


then the earth fell silent

The Death of Jesus

At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).

When some of those standing near heard this, they said, “Listen, he’s calling Elijah.”

Someone ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to take him down,” he said.

With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.

The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, saw how he died, he said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!”  Mark 15 v 33-38 NIV.


Then the earth fell silent.

Then the earth fell silent, not a mutter, not a sigh could be heard,

Not a quiet sound or a whisper, it was silent’s, silent, I know that sounds absurd.

And the wind in the tree’s held its breath and the sun quickly gathered her rays,

And the lilies in the field tucked their petals in tight, and the clouds darkened, the birds flew away.

For man had reached the lowest of low, he had done the most heinous of things,

He had taken the life of an innocent man, murdered the prince, the true King of Kings.

Oh why, oh why did you do it? My heart sank, yet I was part of it too,

For the sin and the lies and the evil, had washed me and was part of me through and through.

He looked like a new babe in arms, as he hung there all battered and bruised,

Such love and passion filled his eyes, like a parent when the school race you lose.

Forgive them Father he said, for they know not what they do,

Look at them and have mercy on them, I’ve seen the truth and they are ready it’s true.

All the work that I’ve done they’ll continue, all the words that I spoke they’ll repeat,

All the things that I did they will do, they will serve both the strong and the weak.

Forgive them Father he whispered, there’s good in them truly there is,

Forgive them they misunderstood, at that moment in time they still acted as his.

Then the earth fell silent, not a mutter, not a sigh could you hear,

Yet somehow you knew that it had now finished, and the way had at last been made clear.

And the wind in the tree’s held its breath, and the sun quickly gathered her rays,

It was then; right then that it happened, Jesus was recognised and then he was praised.

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 27 July 2007 ©.

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