As Holy week comes toward its grand finale, it’s good to pause and consider the cost of our salvation.
I am pondering all that led to Jesus’ death and what it really means to live in the light of His finished work on the cross.
All that is lifeless within can be enlivened by His Spirit and changed by His grace.
New life through death.
New birth and new beginning.
We ponder and we wonder anew at all Jesus went through to bring us back to God the Father, to restore all that the enemy has stolen.
There is so much more here than one poem can convey.
Far more than I can easily express.
But I hope it will give you a tiny glimpse behind the scenes of Christ’s path to Calvary and its tremendous implications for all mankind.
‘An enlivening spark’
Kaleidoscope colours in your life and mine
collide in varied hues of the human condition
Fractured, splintered at times beyond recognition
So many shade to grey, loom dim and dark
without that vital, enlivening spark
We rest beneath the shadow of the cross
A place which collects all our pain and loss
We crest the hill of Golgotha rising
Eyes straining to see beyond its horizon
We witness a sacred flood of crimson-red
where our Saviour suffered, died and bled
Our own violence and tears join hands
with the punishment our sin demands
Kneeling, weeping, wondering anew
as resurrection Light and power break through
with glory, radiance of Love divine