Five Minute Friday: Good

But He was wounded for our

Gentle Reader,

Stepping into the soberness of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday with my beloved brothers and sisters of the Five Minute Friday crew. Gracious Kate provides the space. We contemplate: good.


By no means do I consider myself a poet of any real skill. Nevertheless, this week’s prompt called to mind the following words I wrote years ago:

The Death That Should Be”

The blows to

Strike me down

Knocked my Lord

Upon the crown

The insult designed

To hurt

Threw God upon

The dirt

The streets that

Ran red

Came from Him


The blackness,

A terror

Enveloped Him,

But no error

The death that

Should be – me

Rather experienced

By He

The pain, the loss,

The separation

All our inglorious


Heaped upon

The One

Who created

Shining sun

Who calms the




Struck fire on

Mt. Carmel

Every day –

A marvel

The Lord, the God,

The Master

Replacing me in

This disaster

Do I even

Really know?

What it would mean

To take such blow?

I think I have

No comprehension

Of this Heavenly


How can it work

That I am free?

From the death

That should be me?


Thank you, Jesus.

My journey to faith. (15)


26 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Good

  1. Marie,
    thank you for sharing. Truly, I agree. “I’ll never know how much it cost, to see my sin upon that cross…” (one of my favorite worship songs)
    “I think I have

    No comprehension

    Of this Heavenly

    ^^favorite lines^^

    May you be filled with all hope and joy this Easter as you embrace the wonderous mystery of the Resurrection! 🙂 (fmf sister)
    Tammy (sincerity and hope)


  2. ‘The Master Replacing me in This disaster’ – how often I feel my life (or self) is a disaster! This is such a lovely collection of thoughts and words. Thank you for sharing.


    1. So glad you enjoyed it, Ruth. I also often feel that my life is a disaster. But I think it’s true that we’ll understand everything when we get to see the whole picture. 🙂

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  3. YOU are a poet and didn’t know it! God Divinely wrote that one through you for us! I loved IT! Thank you for sharing this on FMF. I needed to read that joyous and thought provoking poem this morning. Happy Easter. FMF friend, Jenn


    1. He certainly inspired me through His love and compassion, though I don’t think that I’d call it divinely written. 🙂 Hope you’re having a lovely Easter!



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