Thursday 30 May 2013
The Master made His people's hearts rejoice
Because they answered to the Shepherd's voice.
They learned through grace that He would not despise
The poor and weak, or turn away His eyes.
They came to Him with all their needs and fears,
Assured He would attend with open ears.
And it delighted Him that He should smell
The myrrh and nard which proved they loved Him well.
His hands had handled men in direst need,
So that through Him they might be healed and freed.
His feet were bearing Him upon the path
Towards Golgotha and God's awful wrath.
But ere the Saviour bowed His head to die
He uttered one triumphant mighty cry.
I wrote this when thinking about Psalm 115: 4-7
Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands:
They have a mouth, and they speak not; eyes have they, and they see not;
They have ears, and they hear not; a nose have they, and they smell not;
They have hands, and they handle not; feet have they, and they walk not; they give no sound through their throat.