From the cross to the grave,
Jesus gave His life to save
The world from its gloomy destiny!
How can we comprehend-
The Son of God sacrificed
For the sins of all including me?
He carried all the world’s sins
To the cross on Calvary.
Only God can fathom such agony!
Nailed to the cross, Jesus said,
“Father forgive them
for they know not what they do.”
In total obedience to His Heavenly Father,
He fulfilled His lifelong mission
To pay the price of our redemption.
The sky turned black!
The temple veil tore in two!
The earth shook asunder!
Graves released the dead!
Such power, such strength
In his humble disgrace.
May His Spirit help us to appreciate –
God’s everlasting LOVE!
Laid in a cold and stony grave;
Sealed with a stone rolled in the way.
All hope was shattered, lost?
Sorrow of sorrows,
As His followers mourned;
Trembling in fear till
That first Easter morn.
But, up from the grave He arose!
Christ overcame death and the grave!
Now death, where is your sting?
“Victory in Jesus!”, we forever will sing.
~Irene Warpula (April 2020)