Thursday, June 8, 2017

Calvary

O precious is the flow
that makes me white as snow
no other fount I know
nothing but the blood of Jesus.


I stand in awe of you Jesus.

As I look at the cross, I see a man...
A man of no reputation who saught
nothing for himself, yet gave to
all he encountered

As I look at the cross, I see a man...
A man of no physical beauty that
we should desire him.  He was
not a man of great wealth or stature.
He is a man who showed us the
beauty of God.

As I look at the cross, I see a man...
A man of great sorrow and familiar with our grief.
He is a man who knows and experienced our
pain and human suffering.

As I look at the cross, I see a man...
A man stricken, smitten and afflicted by
the very people he came to save.  He was
rejected by mankind, but did not turn away.
He was stricken upon his face and
turned the other cheek.

I stand in awe of you Jesus.

My soul rejoices in the new birth after being
shaped in sin.  Lowliness of mind gives way
to divine grace and healing.
Now I am the righteousness of God through You.

Calvary...
To man it represented the worst form of torture
and prolonged death.  A symbol of a system,
Roman rule, used to suppress the will of the people.

Calvary...
To God it represented the best and only hope
of forgiveness and eternal life.  A symbol
that can be see across time and distance
used to reveal the will of God.