Beanery Online Literary Magazine

April 11, 2009

We knew Him

Filed under: WR/BW KATHLEEN — beanerywriters @ 2:55 am

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

WE KNEW HIM

Kathleen

 

 

                        We knew Him

                        still we slew Him

                        the Messiah, the Saviour

                        It was our sinful behavior

                        He came to redeem.

                        The Jewish Sanhedrin made a hasty,

                        unwise “save face” political decision

                        and even then there was much division,

                        Judas betrayed him for a sack of silver,

                        his disciples fled and denied him

                        the Romans drove in the nails.  .  .

                                    Where does guilt lie?

                        We called him fanatic, radical, dreamer

                        We laughed, scorned, mocked

                        We denied, despised, crucified

                                    the Christ.  .  .

                        From the very beginning this was

                        His purpose, His destiny;

                                    His Passion.  .  .

                        loving us, forgiving us, setting us free     

                        .  .  .but we failed to see

                        In Gethsemane’s dark hour

                        he still retained the power

                        to refuse the humiliation, the suffering.

                        A hundred thousand angels

                        stood ready to save him;

                        yet he bowed his head, yielded his spirit,

                        “Father, your will, not mine be done”

             

                        We thought we knew him

                                    still we slew him

                        but it was Love that drew Him. 

ADDITIONAL READING: 

DEVOTIONS:

Gods form of communication? Lent Devotion #20

Feasting At a Welcome-All Table

ARE YOU LIVING IMPAIRED?

Feasting At a Welcome-All Table

BUSY—I’M SO BUSY!!! Lent Devotion #28

Who will take our church from us? Lent Devotion #30

Ashes to Ashes: A Devotion for Ash Wednesday

The Red Tuque

And who will reach the downtrodden? Lent Devotion #18

Belonging to Jesus: Lent Devotion #7

OTHER BIBLICAL WRITINGS:

SHALOM! MY LORD AND MY GOD! The Easter Story as told by Mary

God’s Message to the World

Jesus

Easter Surprise

A PASTOR’S ROLE IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Part 2

Basic Biblical Teachings for the Godly and Moral Life: 1

Basic Biblical Teachings for the Godly and Moral Life: 2

CHILD ABUSE AND SCRIPTURE

ABRAHAM, SARAH, HAGAR and sons ISHMAEL and ISAAC

WHAT? MARRY A PROSTITUTE, HOSEA ASKED GOD

DRESSING FOR BLESSING: GOD AND FASHION Part 1

FAITH THROWN OVERBOARD

I BELIEVE GOD INVENTED DANCING

Everyday angels

SITE LINKS:

www.beanerywriters.wordpress.com/

www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com

www.barbarapurbaugh.com

www.pennwriters.com

ellenspain.com

http://ligonierliving.blogspot.com/

http://www.methodists-care.org/

 

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