Desire, focus, purpose, mission,
Praises, palms, crowds, questions,
Preparation, covenant, body and blood,
Pleading, sweating, sleeping, rising, scattering
Mocking, trying, beating, crowning,
A bruised heel
Washed hands, mangled flesh, broken heart,
A dark hour
A holy hill
Nails, splinters, hammers, jeers, gleeful serpent
Silence, blood and water, declaration, sealed tomb,
Earthquake, three days, visitors, empty tomb,
Living Savior, elated saints, fulfilled promise, bruised head.
A defeated serpent
A victorious Lord
Then, now, and always.