Time to Break the Silence
by Doug Langille
A cross is carried to Golgotha
And our Lord is hoisted high.
Above the crowd that continues to gather,
As Mary begins to cry.
A silence thunders through the crowd
As the crucifixion begins.
But Jesus does not pray to save himself,
He asks forgiveness of our sins.
The Good Shepherd rises above the wolves
Protecting His faithful flock.
And all are saved that believe in Him,
Though for now, they remain in shock.
Please forgive us Lord, for we have sinned.
Our silence speaks so loud.
We voiced no opposition,
Concealed within the crowd.
We turned our backs in Your time of need,
Something You would never do.
For a moment we thought of just ourselves
And then Your life was through.
And although this fulfills the scriptures,
Prophecy does not lessen our pain.
There is so much that we need to learn.
Teacher come back again!
You forgot to tell us the parable, Lord,
Where the shepherd returns to his father’s home.
And what becomes of his frightened lambs,
When left to walk alone?
Or had You already prepared us, Lord,
Through the seeds that You have sown?
Placing us in the good soil
And then nurturing, until we had grown.