I Knew Before I Heard It

The image I’ll never forget, nor the sounds of agony, as I watched Him struggle up the hill to His death at Calvary.

On a wooden cross they nailed Him, a crown of thorns they made in jest. From a precious few came wailing, cheers came from the rest.

He hung between two criminals, a sign above his head. “King of the Jews,” the mocking letters read.

His gaze, dare you meet it, would root you to the ground. Void was it of bitterness, no anger could be found.

He asked for drink to quench His thirst, vinegar he received. Then he lifted his voice to heaven and spoke words I found hard to believe.

Amidst the pain and sorrow He asked forgiveness for his foes. I couldn’t imagine how such love had survived the cruel, countless blows.

When at last, all scripture fulfilled, He bowed His head and died— the veil was rent, the earth quaked, the rocks split open wide.

The Chief Priests shook within their skins; the grave had claimed this “King.”  Missing was the relief his death was supposed to bring.

Three days lay Jesus in the tomb. Each day their tension eased. Surely the threat was over—victory had been seized.

I knew before I heard it! I felt it in the air. Mary had been to the tomb and Jesus wasn’t there!

At last I could believe. I’d so wanted it to be. This man was truly the Messiah and I had watched Him die for me.

As word spread fast and furiously and people ran to see, I opened my heart to Jesus, the man from Galilee.

~Blessings y’all, Shellie


About Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

Known as The Belle of All Things Southern, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a national best-selling author, speaker, radio host, and columnist from Louisiana.
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4 Responses to I Knew Before I Heard It

  1. mary says:

    Shellie, you are so special. Cant wait to meet you in Heaven one day.
    thank you Jesus!
    Mary P

  2. And you, Mary, are precious! THANK YOU for the sweet comment. Let’s continue to seek Him together! 🙂

  3. Carey says:

    Absolutely beautifu words Keggie! U constantly inspire!

  4. Thx, Carey! Love you bunches!

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