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Antonio Ciseri's depiction of Pontius Pilate p...

Antonio Ciseri’s depiction of Pontius Pilate presenting a scourged Christ to the people Ecce homo! (Behold the man!). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Born of Mary and Joseph, in a stable in Bethlehem,

you would hold the key to our salvation.

Raised as a carpenter’s son, in a tradition you master,

but a path you would no longer keep. As heaven had a far greater path for you to follow,

From your baptism your life would transform, as you were given back to your father.

A fisher of men is who you will be known

as to spread the word of the kingdom of heaven, and the power of our true god.

With miracles performed in plenty,

as more followers come hither to see.

To hear of your stories, and watch you heal,

as you teach us the laws of our bible and of heaven.

People start to believe in you, in your love and your understanding.

Even though this love would come at a cost from someone close.

You teach us of Peter and the denial before the cock crows thrice,

and the betrayal of Judas for his worldly amount of silver.

Then came that long walk to the cross,

as with your trial you experienced hatred and fear.

From all who did not believe or understand in your teachings;

For your reason for life, and your reason for love.

For those who repented and believed in you,

their burdens you would take as your own.

The final decision of your walk with judgement cast down by Pontius Pilate,

and how the crowd favoured Barabbas instead.

A soldier of the guard made a crown of thorns,

and a crown for the king of the Jews was heard.

And then that long draining walk out of the city gates,

to that lonesome green hill so far away.

Placed on the cross with hands and feet nailed,

as a sword then pierced your side.

The day turned to night, as your life seemed to drain

as your father prepared you for heaven.

And with your last breath you forgive those who have done this,

for the love of man and the love of your flock.

It was your rights of birth,

to be the sole wearer of the crown of thorns,

As this represents our Lord, King of Heaven,

and the thorns reminds us of the pain you suffered to set us free.


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