What Did He Do To Deserve This ?

Stella Mitchell By Stella Mitchell, 26th Feb 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This is my poem of the Easter message telling us all that The Saviour did, because of His love for us .

What Did He Do ?

He was bruised for our iniquities -
Wounded for our transgressions -
The punishment that brought us peace was upon Him -
And - by His stripes - we are healed .

Isaiah 53 :5

What did He do - to deserve the punishment - the chastisement -
The torture - the cruelty - that should have been mine ?
Bloodied - broken - tortured Saviour - hung like
An animal - between earth and sky -
What was His crime ?

What did He do - to cause such hatred - such venom to flow - as
With one voice - for the mob to scream - ' Crucify Crucify !! ?
Battered - bruised - gasping for breath - from lungs
Compressed with searing pain -
Do you know - the reason - Why ?

What did He do - to earn the forty lashes - from the cat-o-nine tails -
Opening up His back - and tearing at His skin ?
Did He murder - lie - steal or curse - in all
His three and thirty years of life -
What was His hidden sin ?

Nothing - He did nothing to deserve the hate - that fell like meteors -
Raining poison on His broken frame - But love -
For His creation - love for you and me - and
Every living being - is what held Him -
Stricken - to that wooden beam .

Why would one so gentle with the weak and broken - be hanging
Helpless and broken now - unable to rescue Himself - from the cross ?
Didn't His tormentors know - what He had done - for
The widows - lepers -the blind - -
The fearful - and the lost ?

Didn't someone - somewhere tell them - He was innocent - not guilty -
Undeserving of their malice - and their lies -? Was there no-one
With compassion - caring - concern ? Or were
They all unmoved - or deaf - to
His heartfelt cries ?

As a sheep - before its sheerer - He spoke no word of retribution
Or defense - against their vile curses or rebukes - Instead -
He let them them spit out their murderous accusations -
While taking every blow from staves and
Fists - and mocking looks .

All this and more - He did for all of us - Yes - you and me - and
All the world - from time beginning - 'til its end - Millions and
Millions of unworthy - sin-filled beings - who did not know -
Or even care - that all the time - we
Had such a Friend .

A Friend - who gave up all He had - so He could gain our hearts - if
Only we believe in Him - and turn towards the light - while
We were still in sin - He paid the price in full - a massive
Debt - that we could never - ever pay -
To put things right .

This is such love indeed - for one to lay down His own life - for those who
Really do not care - nor even ask for such a gain - But - only a Perfect -
Sinless God of Love - could pay the total cost - and
Count it Joy -To see us -
Through His pain .

He knew that we could never find our own way back - to forgiveness -
Peace - and Heaven - and His Holy throne - So - He laid
Down His very Self - and made Himself as nothing - to
Become the stairway - we could climb - to reach
Security - and Home .

And so - this Easter time - as we reflect the message of the resurrection
O the Saviour - from the cross - at Calvary - Let us remember
What He sacrificed - to give us life eternal - through
His poured out blood - and His
Redemption - full and free.

For God so loved this broken - fallen world - that He gave the very
Best He had - His One and Only precious Son - that - if
You and I believe in Him - we can receive - His glorious
Eternal Life - and share with Him the Victory -
That Jesus won .

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Don't wait another day to accept all that Jesus has done for you ...... Tomorrow may be too late .

John 3: 16 - 17 tells us how very much God loves us .

And Jesus stretched out His hands on a cross and said ' This is proof of My love '

I did that for YOU .

God bless you all.

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Crucifixion, Death, Death Of Christ, Grief, Hatred, Joy, Life, Love, New, Pain, Peace, Peace In The Lord, Punishment, Punishment Of Sins, Resurrection, Resurrection Of Christ, Sorrows, Stripes

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
When you read my poems - you will read my heart - which will always point you to Him.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
26th Feb 2013 (#)

Thank you Mark for moderating and publishing my poem .
Bless you
Stella

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author avatar Carol
26th Feb 2013 (#)

What a beautiful poem, and you are right, What did he do to deserve this? My thoughts exactly

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
26th Feb 2013 (#)

Bless you Carol dear. I have to go out now , but when I am back I will read you page .
God bless you my friend .
Stella

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author avatar Songbird B
26th Feb 2013 (#)

Powerful Stella, and so well written..This is haunting..

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
26th Feb 2013 (#)

Thank you Songbird . I wrote it in the only way I know how , by telling it as I understand it to be .
God bless you
Stella

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author avatar Ms. Ann
26th Feb 2013 (#)

Stella, this poem was like a song that began in pain and ended with God's purpose, His love. God is Love and you expressed it in such a significant manner. I love the line, "count it joy to see us Through His pain," My spirit is particularly sensitive during this Lent season. God Bless,
Ann

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
27th Feb 2013 (#)

Bless you dear Ann. May the Lord be very near to you at this special time of year when we remember what He did to purchase our salvation ,through His wonderful sacrifice.
God bless you
Stella

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author avatar Delicia Powers
27th Feb 2013 (#)

Beautiful Stella...

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
27th Feb 2013 (#)

Thank you Delicia .
God bless you
Stella

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author avatar Susan Jane
28th Feb 2013 (#)

Exquisite poem.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
28th Feb 2013 (#)

Thank you Susan Jane.
God bless you
Stella

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author avatar Judy Ellen
5th Mar 2013 (#)

Thank you for this very inspirational poem just in time for Easter!

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
5th Mar 2013 (#)

Easter is my favourite time of year Judy. I feel I can do so little justice to the truth of that amazing time .
God bless you
Stella

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