|"Born to Die"
by Laura Jae Marcin
On the evening that it all began
Knelt the Son of God, in the form of a man.
Pouring out his heart to the One above,
Humanly fearful, but strengthened by love.
His closest friends were exhausted from grief,
and slept through the vigil He asked them to keep.
Then over the hill came a priest of high,
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,
the Son of God was soon to be killed.
Killed to redeem a sinful nation,
to whom His death was a celebration.
As they flogged and mocked the King of the Jews,
did He think to himself, "I do this for you?"
With a cap of thorns piercing into His head,
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.
Darkness was falling all across the land
As the Son completed the Father's plan.
With a cry loud enough for all to hear it,
He bowed His head, and gave up His spirit.
The curtian split with an echoing sound,
And everyone near felt the shaking ground.
The people looked on, wide-eyed with fear,
And said "Who was the One we crucified here?"
I wonder, too, if it began to rain
Tears of a Father for His only boy's pain....
His body was lain in a borrowed tomb
While His Father prepared the Upper Room.
For three days later, He would be called to rise,
To make men worthy before God's holy eyes.
And rise He did, on day number three,
Forever maintaining His legacy.
His greatest purpose while on this earth,
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.
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Jesus was born to be nailed to a cross.
He knew that there was a certain specific time that he
would humbly and submissively walk along with a group
of soldiers to be tied up, whipped, ridiculed, slapped in the
face, beard pulled from his face, spat upon, and then
forced to carry His own cross to Golgotha when He
was so completely drained that He could hardly walk.
When He was only twelve He told Joseph and Mary
And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me?
wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
He understood as a youth that He had a Heavenly mission.
He also knew who His father was.
It's no wonder that He told Peter in such strong words,Mark 8:31-33
And he began to teach them, that the Son of man
must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders,
and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed,
and pointed out the source of Peter's thoughts.
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
Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him,
went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?
He knew how much He would suffer
for you ......for me
Thank you, Jesus