Friday, August 28, 2020

Five Minute Friday: Loud

Today I am participating in Five Minute Friday, where a group of writers get together and free write about a one word prompt for 5 minutes. Today's word is "loud."

"But Jesus let out a loud cry and breathed His last." -Mark 15:37 (Berean Study Bible)

Have you ever read this line by itself before in Scripture? I am sure I have, but just glossed over it.

Today, I searched the word loud in to find something to write about for this Five Minute Friday word prompt. The verse in Mark 15:37 was the first verse to come up in the search.

The word loud in the Greek is actually the word “megas” and is often translated as “great.” So the passage could say, “But Jesus let out a great cry and breathed His last.”

I wonder what that sounded like. I wonder if it shook the heavens. The Bible says at the moment He died, the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom, the earth shook, and rocks split apart in Matthew’s Gospel.

I just wonder how loud it was. The events caused the centurion and guards standing by to proclaim he was the Son of God.

After the great cry, He released His spirit. That is the moment His death took place.

How loud could or would he cry right before death?

Did that cry ring in the ears of the people looking on? The Bible says the women were there. Did it stop ringing when they realized He was raised from the dead?



  1. Wow, that's a different take on the word. Love it.

  2. I read this post thinking about your comment on my post. I'm not sure that I had ever considered "how" Jesus cried out, and I probably always jumped to the curtain tearing. I love the connection you made between the two loud cries we wrote about. I'm going to think about this for a while more.

    Amie, FMF #14

    P.S. It may just be me, but the last two weeks your website has loaded very slowly when I accessed it. It hadn't done that before. Thought I should let you know.

    1. Thank you Amie! I have noticed that it is loading slowly too!