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In The Shadow Of The Cross

Posted Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at 9:53 PM

Born in a manger in the shadow of a cross

Innocence purity to a world that was lost

Leaving the glory of His Father behind

Into this dark world the Light came to shine

He lived among us without spot or blemish

The Lamb of GOD from birth to finish

His words were simple a child heart could understand

Lives were changed by the touch of His hand

His life an example of how we should live

Love not a possession but something we give

But darkness resisted as it always does

Desiring the past and the way it was

Falsely accused yet not speaking a word

Love silently spoke and His Father heard

Beaten and bruised wearing a crown of thorns

Dignity was taken as the Lamb was shorn

As disciples were silent the crowd made their choice

Sealing His fate the darkness rejoiced

Beyond the Cross trapped hopelessly in sin

By walls and bars that would let no one in

In a prison of self that I called "free"

Aimlessly I wandered unable to see

Always seeking but never able to find

That missing piece of heart soul and mind

Upon the canvas my life was portrayed

Lost love, shattered dreams, mistakes I had made

Colorful stories recalling the fun I had

Somehow forgetting all the suffering and bad

I held up the picture for all to see

The portrait was empty or was it me

As He stumbled on His way to Calvary

One from the crowd was given the cruel tree

In His final hour the burden was too great

An unworthy person carried the weight

While Simon struggled with the weight of the cross

Jesus was faced with the sins of the lost

In love He spread His arms as hatred drove the nails

Love held back the rescue of His Father's many angels

His body hung in dishonor along with two thieves

At the ridicule of the religious The Holy Spirit grieved

He drank fully that day from the cup of sin

And darkness hungrily came crashing in

His blood flowed to the ground below

The light was quickly losing it's glow

And then it was finished the Son of GOD died

The sacrifice completed the Father cried

Darkness rejoiced at it's victory over GOD and the Light

Over righteousness and godliness and all that was right

But then the Light rekindled and shone brightly in the night

The bonds of sin were broken and the blind received their sight

The prison doors were opened and the lost found their way

Those who walked in darkness now live in the day

Born in a manger in the shadow of a cross

Innocence purity to a world that was lost

.....peace.....


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Amen!

-- Posted by swift on Wed, Apr 20, 2011, at 3:24 PM


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