Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday Reflections

"From the Garden to the Hill"
It all began in the Garden
when Satan first deceived
and man began to fall.
Sin broke God's relationship
with the ones He had created.

Sacrifices were made,
but restoration was not complete,
so God sent His Son for
a job no man could do.

The boy was born,
He grew and began to teach...
Until God's plan was carried out -
Jesus, the babe from a manger,
the One who'd done no wrong
was sentenced to die.

He endured the pain,
carried the cross and
died a death He didn't deserve.
But because of His obedience,
His Father's plan was complete.

The bridge has been built -
though man is full of sin,
Jesus provides the way -
He has taken the punishment
and God gets the glory.

So what began in the Garden
was finished on a hill
when God poured out His love
and man started to believe.


"Why?"
Why would God send His only Son to die?
...because He so loved the world.
Why would Jesus endure the suffering?
...because He submitted to His Father.
Why would He forgive those who hung Him on the cross?
...because it's what He wants us to do.
Why would God do what He did?
...because He wants to live with you and me!

4 comments:

  1. You had to have written these beautiful Easter poems. Love them....thanks for sharing. Have a blessed weekend.

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  2. Thanks for sharing...very good! :)

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  3. Jill,

    I was so blessed by your comment yesterday on my blog and I'm so thankful to have you as a Sister in Christ. May HE BE PRAISED THIS EASTER SUNDAY!!!!

    Lovingly,
    Yolanda

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  4. ISN'T IT JUST AMAZING?!?!?!?

    Praying blessings on you and your committee planning the women's retreat!!

    In His Graces~Pamela

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