God gives this Man a portion with the great
And lets Him share the booty with the strong;
But who is great and strong? We celebrate
The favour that includes us in that throng.
For He has poured His soul out unto death
And seemed to men like one who had transgressed
Since on the cross He yielded up His breath
That we, the real transgressors, should be blessed.
He bore the sin of many on the tree
Yet pleaded for the men who caused His pain,
And waits in grace for sinners who repent;
And still in grace He intercedes for me,
And still in grace He challenges again:
Have you believed the message that God sent?
(This concludes a twelve sonnet corona of sonnets about Isaiah 53; but I continue to consider that chapter. I had it in mind before coronavirus was heard of but it seems appropriate.)
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