Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Suffering of the Christ

God, Emmanuel
the king, a man of sorrows
betrayed, abandoned
beaten, hanging on the cross
all of humanity’s sins
on his shoulders he bore
the burden of our debt
the torture of the cross

God, Emmanuel
descending unto death
such love beyond measure
that we may live again

December 29, 2009
Isaiah 53:3
Isaiah 53:3-5
and Day 116, “Man of Sorrows”, in
“Daily Mediations: On Golden Texts of the Bible”,
by Henry Gariepy
read 12/29/09

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