Friday, 22 April 2011

The things he carried - The amazing love of God


The Things He Carried – The amazing love of God
How could he bear all those things.
The weight of the cross.
The piercing mockery of the crown of thorns.
The burden of the sin of the world.
The dashing of the hopes of his followers.
The crushing rejection.
Each a weight more deadly than the last.
How could he carry all that
and still cry – Father forgive.
How could he carry all that
and still say to the thief– This day you will be with me in Paradise
How could he carry all that
and, on seeing his mother watching with breaking heart,
say – Woman, your son.
How could he carry all that
and in the depths of rejection
cry - My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
How could he carry all that
and say I thirst
How could he carry all that
and cry: It is finished
How could he carry all that
and, at the last say
Father into your hands I commend my Spirit.
Bearing the weight
of the cross,
the crown of thorns,
the sin of the world
the unfulfilled hopes
the rejection
still Christ knew
the amazing love of God
there for him
and for us
there in the beginning
and in the end
all that he carried
was carried in the amazing love of God



1 comment:

Dot said...

Amazing love~how can it be~never ending, never ceasing, undeserving, love for a sinner like me!

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