A Violent Grace
From the book: Lists To LIve By
He was born to die - so I could be born to new life.
He suffered temptation - so I can experience victory.
He was betrayed - so I might know His faithfulness.
He was arrested and bound - so I could be rescued from bondage.
He stood trial alone - so I might have an advocate.
He was wounded - so I could be healed.
He endured mockery - so I could know dignity and joy.
He was condemned - so the truth could set me free.
He was crowned with thorns - so I might crown Him with praise.
He was nailed to the cross - so I might escape judgment.
He was stretched out between thieves - so I could know the reach of love.
He suffered thirst - so I can drink living water.
He said, "It is finished," - so I could begin my walk of faith.
He was God's Lamb, slain, - so I could claim His sacrifice as my own.
He was forsaken by the Father - so I would never be rejected.
He chose the shame of weakness - so I can know the hope of glory.
He shed His blood - so I can be white as snow.
His heart was pierced - so mine could be made whole.
He died and was buried - so the grave could not hold me.
He rose again - so I might experience eternal life.
He is known by His scars - so I will take up my cross and follow Him.