My Easter Dream


A skeptical me went to sleep wondering

How I in the present could have had a hand

In the death of a man in history;

I mean, how?

I can appreciate his gesture was selfless;

And I can will myself to accept Him as my Savior;

But to call me a traitor, denier and murderer;

Psst! Spare me, please!

Found myself in another place at another time;

Heard heavy steps approaching;

Soldiers coming my way led by someone who looked familiar;

Heard him say, “The man I shall kiss is the man.”

He approached the Lord and kissed him.

The Lord said, “Would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?”

But that was…He turned and it was me!

But how could it be?

I then found myself in a courtyard;

Confused, I looked around hoping to find someone I knew;

Then I heard someone say, “This one was with Him!”

I turned to hear him respond, “I do not know Him.”

Yet another insisted that He was one of His disciples;

But he said again, “No, I am not.”

“Did I not see you with Him?” Even so, he denied it saying, “I do not know what you are saying.”

What was he afraid of? Hadn’t he said a while back he’d die for Him?

Then the cock crowed and it dawned on him what had done;

As he turned away in guilt, my heart leaped again.

He was wearing my face!

Then came face to face with soldiers whipping Him;

Each lash more severe than the last one;

I couldn’t stand the sight; too inhumane and bloody.

But a moment later, I found the whip in my hand;

Landing it heavily against His back.

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When He finally hung on the Cross,

I felt totally run out of strength;

I heard Him say, “I thirst.”

But a sponge dipped in vinegar was offered Him;

Come on, what’s wrong with granting a dead man’s only wish? But in my hand was the stick which had the sponge.

“Forgive them Father, because they know not what they do.” Who was He talking about? The soldiers, right?

But He looked down and our eyes met. I shuddered.

How could he see me? I wasn’t supposed to be here!

With a bloodied smile, He said, “It is finished.”

I sighed in relief. It was finally over.

But then a heavy quake which shook the very foundation of the earth;

And I screamed in terror; I wasn’t ready to die.

I heard a voice say to me, “He died so you might have life.”

Like being in someone else’s body, I saw myself piercing the Lord’s side;

And from there, flowed out blood and water;

I felt a peace I have never sensed but always yearned wash over me;

I knelt and said, “You are truly the Son of God!”

Then I woke up with a start.

Whew! I knew it had to be a dream.

But why did it feel like a recall of a past life?

Sure, this happened way before I came to exist.

But do I keep betraying, denying and killing Him with my actions today?

Do I keep spitting at Him, mocking and whipping Him with my thoughts?

Do I constantly tell Him to ‘prove Himself’ with my doubts?

Do I keep sentencing the Righteous One to death year in year out?

Yes, He died for me and I hope not to take His sacrifice for granted ever again

So help me God.

Josephine Amoako © 2016

99 Comments Add yours

  1. mimispassion says:

    Beautifully written

    Liked by 14 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks Mimi. Happy Easter to you and your family! ☺

      Liked by 5 people

      1. mimispassion says:

        Thanks Joe,happy easter to you too

        Liked by 3 people

  2. Ufuomaee says:

    Reblogged this on Grace and Truth and commented:
    I rarely reblog for a reason… But when you have to, you have to! Thanks for this wonderful piece, Josey. May God grant you more revelation, and may we all appreciate the Lord’s sacrifice, not just today, but everyday!

    Liked by 11 people

  3. Jorcil says:

    Goosebumps 🙎🙏

    Liked by 10 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Yep, I always get them when I watch the Passion of the Christ.

      Liked by 5 people

  4. Jorcil says:

    Reblogged this on The Silent Schmoozer.

    Liked by 4 people

  5. Joel Jemba says:

    This is beautiful. . . I love the flow and choice of words.

    Liked by 9 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you, Joel. Happy Easter ☺

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Joel Jemba says:

        Thank you Jo! Happy Easter holidays.

        Liked by 2 people

  6. Dami Loves says:

    Thank you for this beautiful piece. It is a reminder that though saved, we often still deny Jesus daily, in our thoughts, speech and actions.

    Liked by 11 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Yes, we sometimes do which is very dangerous. Thanks for reading, Dami. Happy Easter ☺

      Liked by 3 people

  7. Happy Easter!!!! XD

    Liked by 9 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Many happy returns!!!

      Liked by 2 people

  8. sparkyjen says:

    Powerful. Thoughtful. Present. Mindful. Blessed. Creative.

    Liked by 8 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you, SparkyJen😊. Happy Easter!

      Like

  9. Thanks, Josey, for sharing another thought provoking post. I was especially touched by the following two questions: “Do I keep betraying, denying and killing Him with my actions?”

    “Do I keep spitting at Him, mocking and whipping Him with my thoughts?”

    I think every Christian should ask him or herself those questions daily.

    Liked by 8 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Yes, we all should to keep us in check. Happy Easter, Noel ☺

      Liked by 2 people

  10. gislyreal says:

    Happy Easter dear, carefully and straight on point. Help me no to talk and whip and spit on Him daily

    Liked by 8 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Happy Easter to you too. May God help us all

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Beaton says:

    Happy Easter ❤❤❤☀☀☀☀

    Liked by 8 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Many happy returns! Stay blessed ☺

      Liked by 2 people

  12. Kwesi Sena says:

    Nice write up Jo! This is the story of all of us. But thank God there is hope, by relying on his grace.

    Liked by 10 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks Kwesi. Yeah, His grace is sufficient for all of us. Have a nice day.

      Like

  13. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

    Liked by 8 people

  14. This is nice 😊. I think we always send Him back to the cross anytime we sin and ask for forgiveness. So his blood could wash us clean. Amazing piece 😊

    Liked by 8 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, George.

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      1. You’re welcome 🙏

        Liked by 5 people

  15. Caleb Bale says:

    Thanks for a very creative way of sharing your thoughts around Easter! I personally have a difficult time fully comprehending the magnitude of what Christ did for us on the cross which was what I wrote about in my Easter post. https://calebbale.com/youll-understand-if-youve-been-abandoned/

    The thing I liked about your post is it puts the reader into different shoes; showing the Easter story from a different perspective. Well done.

    Liked by 9 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you very much for reading and sharing your thoughts, Caleb. Much appreciated.

      Liked by 3 people

  16. SethuZ says:

    Great message, thank you very much.

    Liked by 8 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      God bless you for reading

      Liked by 2 people

  17. Abi says:

    This is fantastic!!!

    Liked by 9 people

  18. Abena_Coffie says:

    That’s touching n creative. At least I learnt something… By continuing in my sins, I’m just as guilty as than Christ’s killers
    I pray for strength 🙏

    Liked by 6 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Amen. We all need strength.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. And here we are…still denying Christ daily over 2000 years later…

    Liked by 7 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      God have mercy on us 🙏

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Yes and amen 🙏🏽

        Liked by 3 people

  20. Dee Gash says:

    I can relate with every word and my highlight was “He died so I can find life through Him” yoooooo🙌🏽 thanks for this beautiful reminder and God help me not to deny Him with my thoughts or actions daily.

    Liked by 7 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Amen. God help us all. Happy Easter, Dee.

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Brandon says:

    What a well written story. I loved it!

    This will be out first holiday in isolation.

    Plenty of opportunities from this situation though. From financial to self-growth.
    Some will improve, others will perish.

    This was a hot topic for my own writing recently.

    I love how blogging can bring us together despite the circumstances!

    Thank you for sharing (:
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Liked by 7 people

  22. Pam Faulcon says:

    Such a creative yet powerful message of how Christ died for us.

    Liked by 6 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you, Pam. Happy Easter

      Like

  23. Debby Winter says:

    Joseyphina I wish you and your loved ones the renewal of love, happiness, and life. Have a wonderful Easter!

    Liked by 6 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you, Debby! Happy Easter to you and yours as well!

      Liked by 4 people

      1. Debby Winter says:

        Thank you that’s very kind of you 😀

        Liked by 4 people

  24. Beauty says:

    Wonderful post it truly touched my heart

    Liked by 7 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Glad it did. Happy Easter

      Like

  25. joycemaryj says:

    Well written and a beautiful message. Reblogged this on A Life’s Journey.

    Liked by 5 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading , Joyce

      Like

  26. juliesblog55 says:

    Crying as I type. Beautiful & Poignant. Today I felt the spear of truth pierce through my side, guilty as charged! Thank you for creating and sharing. God Bless.

    Liked by 5 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      God bless you for reading, Julie.

      Liked by 1 person

  27. Olayinka Ofi says:

    So help me God 🥺
    To think this was written in 2016 and still resounds now. It’s amazing.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      All glory to God 🙌

      Liked by 1 person

  28. Beautiful! Happy Easter ✝️💟

    Liked by 3 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Same to you, Lukundo.

      Liked by 1 person

  29. Aman Behra says:

    Excellent composition. Very beautiful lines. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 5 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      God bless you for reading, Aman.

      Liked by 1 person

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    Liked by 3 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you, Mahika.

      Like

  31. Heatherjo says:

    This was a beautiful post! You mentioned a lot we need to meditate on everyday. As we read the scriptures it’s easy to pinpoint the mistakes of others and ask “how could they do that?” I do that often when reading about the Israelites when they were freed from slavery and they just refused to be obedient. Then I have to take a step back and think, “am I being disobedient with my thoughts and actions?” Thanks for the reminder. I needed this.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      God bless you for reading, Heatherjo. Have a great day.

      Liked by 1 person

  32. Thank God I wasn’t there. 😭

    Liked by 3 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      We thank God for grace 🙌

      Liked by 1 person

  33. Lebogang Shazzygal Malatji says:

    This is a revelatory piece
    Thank you so much for this…hopenyou had a blast easter weekend

    Liked by 3 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      God bless you for reading, Lebogang. Yes, my Easter went well. Hope yours did as well.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Lebogang Shazzygal Malatji says:

        Yes it went well thank you so much

        Liked by 2 people

  34. Mohit Amarnani says:

    Wow i have no words to express but you wrote well.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you for reading, Mohit.

      Like

  35. Glasgow Girl G1 says:

    Great post, loved it! GG

    Liked by 2 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Glad you did.

      Like

  36. FavieJay says:

    Wow!! Is just the expression on my lips🥺🙌🏻❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  37. Anita says:

    Beautiful piece, love it. Happy Easter.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Glad you do, Anita. Thanks for reading.

      Like

  38. I’m going to share this. Great poem! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  39. Riddhi Jain says:

    So beautifully written🙂🙂I was totally indulged into it❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Glad you did
      Have a blessed day

      Like

  40. What if the resurrection was to have happened today?

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  41. somtooti says:

    Nice

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