Saturday, October 3, 2015

Christ Died

Jesus walked carrying a cross Through crowds of lost and dying;
Men who knew not their souls’ great loss, Throngs of poor men repining.

He was weak—He stumbled and fell—And a cruel whip lashed his back.
He endured more than tongue can tell; No misery did he lack.

A perfect man; He’d done no wrong. He’d showed God’s love to the meek.
Yet Jesus was the mocker’s song; High priests against him did speak.
Nails were driven in his hands. Why must He suffer and die?
He yielded not to sins demands. Why must He hang there and cry?

All creation moaned and sighed; In Jerusalem ‘twas all dark.
When our Lord was crucified The earth shook and angels did hark.

“It is finished!” Jesus Christ said. The veil in the temple rent;
Our Savior’s head drooped; he was dead. He was God’s salvation sent.

He took the keys of death and hell--Conquered the devil’s dark hold;
He rose again and all is well; Let the story now be told.

Believe the Gospel and repent. Jesus died for you, my friend.
His grace from heav’n for you was sent; Christ’s great love is without end.
© 2013 Bethany Carson
Linking with: 
The Enchanting Rose 

38 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post and I thank God for sending His son to die for our sins. It brings tears to my eyes when I think about how great His love is for me because I feel so undeserving. He is such an awesome God... :)

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    1. Indeed He is! There's a wonderful song, "He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need."

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  2. Wonderful Bethany! Our Savior's sacrifice for us is beyond compare and I cannot begin to fathom the depths of His grace. Thank you for sharing this and spreading the Gospel.

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    1. Now I'm reminded of the song "The Love of God:"
      The love of God is greater far than tongue or pen can ever tell. It goes beyond the highest star, and reaches to the lowest hell...Oh love of God, how rich and pure, how measureless and strong. It shall forevermore endure, the saints' and angels' song.

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  3. Bethany it is definitely true. best wishes fronm Poland

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  4. That is beautiful, Bethany. God bless you! xo Diana

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  5. Your words and photographs are wonderfully thought provoking, Bethany. I especially appreciated the sheep by the church...."all we like sheep have gone astray." May I purchase a copy of the photo from you?
    Thanks for honoring the Lord through your post. xx

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the photos. Oh no, just print yourself out a copy, Gracie. Thanks for asking though. Only if you're tempted to mass produce the photo to sell, I'll want a commission! ;)

      The sheep are grazing around St. Pietus Chapel, which was built in 1885 in St. Donatus, Iowa. (I have more photos from the chapel here).

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    2. Thanks, Bethany. I don't plan to mass produce it, but seriously you might consider selling it. It is a neat photo!

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  6. i love the sheep scene against the church.

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  7. Amen!

    Real nice post Bethany!

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  8. A lovely post to read on this beautiful, sunny day. Seems so fitting.

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  9. Bethany, you have a real gift for writing. The photos you put with this really add to the message. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I love this post Bethany. Would it be okay with you if I put this poem on my blog? Did you write it?
    Love,
    Ashley
    creatingpreciousmoments.blogspot.com
    Ps. Thank you for your nice comment on my blog. :)

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    1. Yes, I wrote it. Feel free to post it on your blog if you like--thanks! :)

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  11. Love, love, love!!
    Blessings dear Gal. xoxo

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  12. Beautiful pictures and words.

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  13. Great post, Bethany. The yellow flower is quite pretty.

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    1. Thank you! I saw it on a bike ride around Pine Lake.

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  14. Wow...another beautiful post. I have not seen your posts come through my feed lately. I need to find out why and fix it! Happy Wednesday!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! Sorry to hear my posts haven't been displaying in your feed. Have a great day as well!

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  15. A beautiful post Bethany. Thank you for linking with Today's Flowers and I wish you a very happy week :)

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  16. Wonderful Spirit-inspired poem! Beautiful photos!

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  17. Amen. And while I am not too computer savvy I hope I can get it on my Facebook page if that is possible. It has been a sad yet uplifting time as I lost my one and only love, my husband. I know though he is no longer suffering with pain, breathing or cancer and is with his Heavenly Father. You are a very wise young lady. Thank you

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    1. Sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, but glad he's with the Lord, who wipes all tears and takes away all pain. May the Lord bless, comfort, and be with you!

      At the end of each post (Under Posted by Bethany Carson) I have links to facilitate sharing to FB, Twitter, email, etc.

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