In between sobs I asked

Why, Why, Lord?

With tender facial expression

Filled with compassion,

Tears rolling down your cheeks

With a mixture of blood

I heard you say,

For this I came, child

To lay down my life

To give you life

Wiping my tears, I said

Thank you, Thank you

Your love has entered my soul

And as He turned to go

I noticed something

His body marked with deep scars

Covered with blood

Then turning to me He said,

The work must be finished

To the cross I must go

Slowly, slowly He walked away

I stood watching Him disappear

In the horizon, leaving behind

Big letters written in red

My life for you

After a while a loud cry

My God, my God

Why have you forsaken me?

I heard the deep expression

Of His sufferings

Following his cry

I knelt down at the cross

Where He was nailed

There I heard Him say,

It is finished.

Then He breathed his last

Nature responded with darkness

Tremors, expressions so violent

People ran confused

Filled with fear, and guilt

Still bathed in His blood

I was left there alone

Staring at Him

And for a moment I thought

All had died with Him

Then I felt his healing touch

By His grace, I know

He healed my soul

And blessed me with faith

For the things hoped for

They came to take Him away

From the cross to the grave

I followed them to the place

There I remained with hope

The only thing left in me

Three days later, three days latter

I heard a voice like thunder

Nature, the whole nature

Woke up to the splendor of lights

Morning had come!

With angels celebrating His life

With excitement I shouted

He is alive, He is alive!

Love, your death, my life

Your life, my freedom

Bowed down, face on the ground

Worshiping Him I noticed

His feet still carrying

The marks of the nails

Looking up I saw His hands

His nail scared hands

I asked Him why?

A sign for my people

Seeing they will believe

Messiah had come

The glow of his holiness

Filled my soul with peace

As He started to leave

With tears rolling down my face

I pleaded, please don’t go!

Left alone, I realized

He had planted a seed of

His eternal love in my heart

To stay until someday,

Until someday.

Author: Jacinta da Cruz Rodgers

I have been committed to teaching the truth of the Word of God beginning with Trans World Radio on Bonaire, N.A and Swaziland, Africa (1969-1980), then through churches in the United States in both English and Portuguese and then through ministry in Israel (2005-2006). This ministry continues through local Bible studies and outreach to the world via the internet. I have written a book about my life from that of an orphan in Brazil to missionary in 5 countries. You can find out more on the "Book" page of our blog site.

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