Each week during Lent, the weeks leading up to Easter, I composed a special poem just for that worship event. Well, on Easter morning I busted out a poem I wrote a few months ago. This poem is by far one of my favorites, perhaps I’m a little biased.
I used this poem on Sunday as the lead-in to my message. You can hear it here. But I’ve had a few requests asking if I’d publish it on this site, so here it is. I hope you enjoy!
These days are getting rougher
The challenges seem tougher
The world is filled with danger
In this place I am the stranger.
Nation rises against nation to fight
Everything seems dark as night
This world is being torn apart
It seems from us God did depart.
Not just the nations are at war
but in my home and school and more
I see someone who’s not like me
I raise my fist and show no mercy.
When through the doors of life I walk
It’s names and evil things I talk
We seek to do each other harm
And no longer does it cause alarm.
Now fear and terror rule the world
Anger and hatred around are hurled
Of what’s important we’ve lost sight
And it all was started with just one bite.
What Satan did was give us doubt
And from the garden we were kicked out.
The bite, that doubt, we call that sin
And in that moment evil did win.
But not for long was my God’s cry
He’d give up his Son to bleed and die
His back was ripped and beat and torn
For us God did his own Son scorn
For my sin, my fear, my shame
That at his Son God did take aim
God’s judgement on His shoulders lay
Yet ever faithful did my Jesus stay.
With nails and spikes they put him there
His clothes they tore so they could share
They mocked, they spit right in his face
Yet all he did was show them grace.
Tetelestai was his final word
It is finished is what his Father heard
And then he sighed and breathed his last
The deed was done the judgement past
Upon himself my sin he took
Now at the cross when I do look
Myself in him is all I see
Because Jesus gave his all for me.