It is finished-

            Age old words spoken of what messiah

                        must do, must be, must suffer

            finished in…

                        words of forgiveness…

                        cries of lament…

                        moves of fulfillment…

            finished in you.


It is finished-

            the suffering of God,

                        the raged breaths, the free flowing blood, the mockery…

            head bowed, now you give up your spirit.

            It is finished

                        so blood and water flow.


It is finished-

            your disciples take your body down

                        wrapped in the shroud and spices of death

                        laid in a tomb,

            and all they can think is

                        “It is finished.”


The temple has been torn asunder,

and God now bleeds with man.

For this you were born,

To hang and die.

At the right time

You ragingly cried:

                                    “It is finished!”