THIS BLOOD

The Word of the Week this week is a poetic rendition of the death account of the savior of the world, Jesus Christ, and what that death means to humanity. It is titled “This blood” because it is this blood of Christ that poured on Calvary that sets us all free of our iniquities. Enjoy!

Violently they grabbed His arms,

As they tightly strapped each wrist,

With a hellish look stood a strong soldier with arms,

Whip clenched in his fist,

Laced with chips of bone they beat Him,

From His shoulders to His feet,

And it sliced right through His olive skin,

Just like razor through a sheet,

Countless times His blood splattered,

As each in-human lash was given,

Several times His knees gave way,

As His flesh just hung like ribbons

And surprisingly he turned His head their way

Though the words He used were few,

The soldiers face turned pale,

When He said “This blood is for you”,

Uncaringly they tossed a garment,

Across His weakened form,

And His blood pressure fell deathly low,

As the crowd began to swarm,

They forced Him to carry His cross uphill,

And His face they punched and smacked

All the splinters from the crisscrossed beam

Dug deep into His back.

Through lack of sleep and dehydration

His tongue began to swell,

And weakened by His loss of blood.

This greatest prophet-teacher fell,

And when He did some blood splattered,

On a man named Simon’s shoes.

As He bent to wipe it off,

The prophet looked and said,

“Simon this blood is for you”

This blood can save a soul,

Heal the sick, mend a heart.

This blood can give you access,

To the very throne of God,

And it still can go the distance,

Through the pain to where you are,

This blood is for you,

The blood of the Lamb.

Then they pounded a spike,

Through the bones in His wrists,

Bursting His arteries and veins.

And as they dropped the cross in the hole

They dug

His body convulsed with pain

Through an agony and torment

That never a soul shall find

He turns His face towards heaven

With full control of His mind

With much more love that human heard

Before that time or since.

He made a statement that to this day

Makes the greatest sceptic wince,

He cried, “Father forgive them for they

Know not what they do”

And as He gave His life for those lost in sin

He was saying

“This blood is for you!”

This blood can save the soul,

Heal the sick, mend the heart,

This blood can give you access

To the very throne of God

And it still can go the distance,

From the pain to where you are,

This blood is for you

If you are lost and alone, and your mind is confused

This blood is for you

If you feel like you have been hurt and abused

This blood,

Is for you

The Lamb’s atoning and cleansing blood.

This blood can save the soul,

Heal the sick, mend the heart,

This blood can give you access

To the very throne of God

And it still can go the distance,

From the pain to where you are,

This blood is for you

This blood of the Lamb.

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