Good Friday words — Tod Gobledale, UK

Who will keep watch with you?
Who will stand with you?
Your disciples disappear into the darkness.
Their resolve dissolves.
Denial.

Detained.
Assaulted.
Battered.
Like a detainee of today shuttled from pillar to post.
From Pilate to Herod, from court to court.

Crucified.
Yet, even from the cross you plead for us,
“Forgive them for they know not what they do.”

We rejoice as you call us by name,
And we follow you.