A Sacrifice Unmatched

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A Sacrifice Unmatched

 

Betrayed by a kiss,

Beaten and bruised

Little did they know

He was telling the truth.

 

Pierced for our transgressions

A love we don’t deserve

God sent His only Son

To be the Savior of the earth.

 

As He hung upon the cross

His blood washed away our sins

Took away the guilt and shame

And cleansed us from within.

 

When the ninth hour approached

“It is finished!” He said

He gave up His spirit,

As He bowed His head.

 

The veil was torn

The earth quaked, rocks split

The Son of God, they feared

Truly this Man is it.

 

They took down His body

And laid Him in the tomb

Wrapped Him in linen

That He would shed very soon

 

On the third day after His treacherous death

Both Marys returned to His grave

Only to find the stone rolled away

And an angel, sitting where He had lay.

 

It’s Jesus you seek,

the crucified One.

don’t be afraid, He is risen!

They turned and left, stunned.

 

Death couldn’t hold Him

Just as He had said

He was beaten, insulted and mocked,

But on the third day, rose again.

 

He did this all for you and me

A sacrifice unmatched

Endured the pain upon the cross

So from our sin we’d be detached.

 

No other love can be compared

To what held Him on the cross

His blood was shed,

our lives were spared

without Him, I’m at a loss.

 

~Amanda N. Sams

March 29, 2013

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