I’m terrified. I can’t breathe. It’s not supposed to end like this.
Oh no, they’re going to kill him. No, they’re not. He’s the Lord. He will stop this any minute.
I can’t breathe. I shouldn’t be here. What if they see me?
No, no, no, I can’t be afraid now. I need to be here to support my Lord.
Am I hidden? They can’t see me, can they? Maybe I’ll just move over here.
Help me, God. No, I can’t pray for help because I’m here and I’m hiding. I should go closer and support my Lord.
He needs to start the revolution. Surely, He’s going to start it any time now. Just come down off the cross. Come down. Come down. Come down.
I’m terrified. I need to hide. Why isn’t he coming down? All those miracles, I know I saw them.
What is wrong with him? What is wrong with me? Why did I believe him? I think he’s dying.
Come down, come down. I need to breathe.
The crowd is yelling for Him to come down from the cross. I’m not yelling. I’m trying to hide, but Lord, yes, please come down. Prove yourself. I don’t really believe you right now. You need to come down. This is not what I expected.
He’s forgiving them. What? No. Don’t do that. That’s not how we start a revolution. But He did preach forgiveness. But, I didn’t think he meant this. No. No. No.
Just breathe. Stay hidden. I think the crowd is looking at me. Can they tell how I feel? Do they think I believe him? Let me back up a little bit. Try to blend in.
I believed Him. He raised Lazarus. He did. Everyone said He did. We all saw it. Any minute now, he’s going to come down. He’s going to stop this. He’s not going to die. It’s not going to end this way.
I need to calm down. People will notice me.
He just said, “It is finished.”
No, it can’t be.
No, no, no. This is not the end. Jesus, don’t do this. You can’tdo this.
He’s going to come down from the cross. He’s going to come down. He’s going to come down.
No…….no………….no, It is finished. He is dead.
— Marilyn Shepard