Summary of poem: The Roman Centurion who led the crucifixion of Jesus at Golgotha was one of the stellar soldiers who was trained to do execution every single day. He was trained to be cruel. Yet that day as he crucified Jesus, this man testified “Truly this was the son of God.” …what made him acceptthat? why did he say that? was he saved by saying that?
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This poem is composition from the viewpoint of what the centurion would have felt.

Roman Centurion-Musings at the Cross

The Appointed Hour draws nigh
Anothey day, Another execution
So usual of my day,
yet I never realised
Today was like no other day
“A day of darkness” yet “A day of Light”
The Appointed Hour arriveth at the cross

I saw him – first time their in courtroom
Something within me stirred
He was like no other
So calm, So beautiful, So heavenly
Why was he here? I ask!
The crowds go berserk outside
Straining my ears, I hear “Crucify Him”
“A day of darkness” yet “A day of Light”
The Appointed Hour arriveth at the cross

Flogged, whipped was him
Furrows made in his back
Yet not a word of murmur nor regret
I wonder standing afar off
What manner of man was he ?
“A day of darkness” yet “A day of Light”
The Appointed Hour arriveth at the cross

On the Hill we climb, he labouriously
Laid we him on the cross,
the man named Jesus
I look into his beautiful eyes,
I look into his beautiful face
More beautiful than all else
Undescribable Joy, Mercy that is unpennable
Shines forth from his face
“A day of darkness” yet “A day of Light”
The Appointed Hour arriveth at the cross

As I beheld the crucified
I hear him for the first time.
“Father forgive them…..”
My heart melts, spirit broken down.
I wonder-Can he – Forgive me??
A man who had done so many executions
I strain my ear to him as I hear his whisper
“IT IS FINISHED”
Could he be the Son of God? Wondered my heart!
“A day of darkness” yet “A day of Light”
The Appointed Hour had finally arrived at the cross

Earth shook, Darkness engulfed
My heart burnt in fear and shame
Thunderous realisation struck me
Crucified Jesus was truly the Son of God Heart metled, knees crumbled,
Tears soaked my face, Testified I aloud!!
“TRULY THIS WAS THE SON OF GOD”
It was a day of darkness but now a day of Light
Truly The Appointed Hour had come and passed !

Godly Abraham

Roman Centurion: The appointed hour arriveth