Saturday 5 September 2020

God gives this Man a portion with the great

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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