Thursday, August 24, 2006

He was wounded for our transgressions...

But He was pierced for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him,
and by His wounds we are healed.

Isaiah 53:5

The healing battle

He went out into the desert
To face that ancient foe:
The great dragon,
That ancient serpent
That cast down children of God.

He went into the wilderness
To face the darkest part:
The dread line
Of good and evil
That runs through the human heart.

He went out to be tested
By inhuman, evil voice
Which offered gifts
In darkness –
For only the price of choice.

And there, beneath coiled darkness
He heard what we all hear,
Higher than we hear –
And without food or water,
He shattered greatest fear.

He went out into the barren place
And battled great travail,
To lift in love
His chosen ones
When we go out and fail!

He went out into the wilderness,
So wounded,
To bear the greatest part –
Without sin, He yet bore sin
And healed our wounded heart!

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