FRIDAY: by The Anima Series

 From the creators of one of my favorite and inspiration videos Who You Are: A Message To All Women” and in honor of Good Friday, The Anima Series has created a video to help us understand and remember the death and crucifixion of the one we call “King”. It’s a story of pain and tragic loss. The good news is that there are 3 parts to this story and Sunday is coming.

The following is based on events that took place in and surrounding the city of Jerusalem on the day of Preparation of the Passover. App. 33 AD

On Friday

After dinner, in a garden, four men set down to pray
This is our scene at the top of Friday

On Friday someone would betray Him, though none of them felt able
But He’d made it clear the night before, it was someone at the table
Thirty pieces of silver was enough to get it done
The price that was placed on the head of God’s Son

On Friday these images flash through His head
He knows the cup He’s been given, soon He’ll be dead
There’s blood on his brow where there should be just sweat
The burden is heavy, He’s carrying our debt
On Friday He gives it all up for our sake
On Friday the disciples just can’t stay awake
In this garden on Friday it’s not paradise or bliss
On Friday He’s arrested, and betrayed with a kiss

Dragged before the leaders, He’s mocked and disgraced
Back and forth between Herod and Pilate, both looking to save face
On Friday they ask Him to defend His own cause
But Pilate knows in His heart, this man’s broken no laws
Pilate asks, “Are you the Christ?” His face angry, beet red
The only reply he receives, “It is as you’ve said.”
The Pharisees want evidence, “If you are the Christ then show him”
On Friday the rooster crows just as Peter cries, “I do not know him.”

On Friday He wears a crown made of thorns
As the disciples run away and Mother Mary mourns
Tied down, He endures forty lashes of the whip
But He knows that from the cup, this is just the first sip
With the crowd unsatisfied and Pilate at a loss
On Friday He’s forced to carry His own cross
His mind is hazy, His senses become dull
Inching ever closer to Golgatha, the place they call ‘skull’

On Friday after stumbling his way through the street
His fixed up on the cross, nails in hands, nails in feet

There’s two thieves beside Him one to the left on to the right
Even on Friday He leads one of them to the light

Pierced on His side blood and water hit the ground
He cries out eloi, but His Father makes no sound

On Friday the pain would not be diminished
Until the ninth hour when he finally cries out, “it is finished”

On Friday He dies and the pain of loss was numbing
But the weekend ain’t over
Sunday is coming.

Speaker/Writer: Jon Jorgenson
Filming: Jon Jorgenson
Editing: Danny Hochstatter
Music: Cody Martin

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