by Laura Jae Marcin
and this God-man knew the time was nigh.
Men armed with swords to escort Him to death
Demanded the capture of Jesus of Nazareth.
Answering His captors with quiet dignity,
the Son of Man said, "I am He".
Bound by a vow to see Scripture fulfilled,
He carried His cross to what lay ahead....
Long, sharp nails through bone and flesh,
salty sweat burning in wounds so fresh.....
He watched them gamble for sport and fun,
Sneering "Save yourself now, God's only Son!"
His breath was coming in a choking gasp,
Yet "Father, forgive them" He managed to rasp.
Tears of a Father for His only boy's pain....
His body was lain in a borrowed tomb
And rise He did, on day number three,
Was to carry our sin from the time of His birth.
For all of us, our souls to save,
God sent Jesus to beat the grave.
Laura Jae Marcin--©1998.
Jesus was born to be nailed to a cross.
When He was only twelve He told Joseph and Mary
He understood as a youth that He had a Heavenly mission.
It's no wonder that He told Peter in such strong words,
and after three days rise again.
And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.
But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter,
saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.
It is also said of Jesus
He knew how much He would suffer
Thank you, Jesus
THE CROSS-GOD'S GRACE
EASTER IS MORE THAN A BUNNY
"Behold the Lamb" by Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
from Debut Album "Giving Him Thanks"
MYRRH/WORD Label (1981)out of print
David Phelps Behold The Lamb lyrics
"Behold the Lamb" by David Phelps
from the CD "Life is a Church"
Word Entertainment Inc 2005.
© 1997 SGLY Ministry