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A Fitting Sky by Raymond A. Foss

A fitting sky this morning
the story continuing
not bright and sunny
like yesterday
The sky dark and foreboding
clouds muffling the day
as evil held sway
that day in Jerusalem

Christ now the prisoner
beaten and spit upon
convicted by a corrupt court
brought to the seat of power
handed over to a foreign authority
seeking a sentence of death

The irony of the players
strange bedfellows on the stage
each of them playing their part
seemingly in slow motion
the frenzy of his capture and trial
now a languid colloquy
before the stirred up crowd

Standing before Pilate
the Roman authority
leaders stirring the crowd
calling for the blood of the savior
Choosing to free the criminal
insurrection, instability
Sending Christ to the cross,
fulfilling all prophecy.

March 21, 2010
Mark 15:1-15
Isaiah 53:4-7
Call to Worship based on Isaiah 43:19-21
Worship Theme: “Jesus, Barabbas and Pilate”
and sermon, “Which Jesus Do You Follow?”,
by Pastor Ruth L. Foss,
the fourth in a series of sermons, based in part on the book,
“24 Hours That Changed the World”, by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
March 21, 2010
Fifth Sunday of Lent

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