Last Supper to the Garden

Years spent together as disciples, they were His most trusted friends,
   He loved them all unconditionally, even the one who only pretends;
   So, during the Passover, as they ate, He spoke to those at the table,
   “I desire to sup with you, for I must go away, before again I am able.”

Evening meal being served, He took the bread and broke it in two,
   And after giving thanks told them, “This is My body given for you;”
   Likewise, He took the cup and said, “Whenever you gather or be,
   “This is the covenant of My blood, do this in remembrance of Me.”

So now My time has come, as one of you here will betray Me,”
   Turning to one another, each said, “Surely not I, it cannot be;”
   “Whoever dips in the dish with Me, Satan has set against the Son,
   And after Judas dipped, He said, “Go quickly, do what must be done.”

Hearing more of the Master’s destiny, told of the Father’s house too,
   Telling of those many rooms said, “I go to prepare a place for you;”
   Peter, hearing he couldn’t go with, offered, “anywhere You go, I go,”
   Jesus told him truly, “deny Me, will you thrice, before you even know.”

Up to the Mount of Olives, Jesus prayed, the Father’s face to seek,
   So hard He focused on praying, from His brow blood began to leak;
   Asking if there is any other way, let this cup pass these lips of Mine,
   But let it not be My will that’s done, let the final decision be Thine.

And returning to His closest disciples, found them asleep and bleak,
   Noting their spirit was willing, but how much the flesh was weak;
   Gathering them as Judas arrived, no one thought anything amiss,
   He declared, “Judas, would you betray, the Son of Man with a kiss?”


©June 2018
(This story continues in "Easter" verse)