The Garden, the Betrayal, and the Cross By Brenda Drake



Romans 5:10-11
For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.  And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

            We observe the death and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with reverent thanksgiving.  It was truly a great work done for us, it encompasses so much more than we may ever grasp.  How I love my risen Savior! In His life and in His death His life is God’s gift to us.

The Garden, the Beatings and the Cross

In the garden the anguish was so great, Jesus sweat blood.
As the full submission of what lied ahead was understood.
His heart racked in pain and dread,
At what He knew lied ahead.
His friends slept unaware,
Of some of His most heart-wrenching prayers.
One of the chosen came, with others with swords drawn, ready to fight.
Judas led them in the darkness to the Light.
His kiss upon the cheek of the Master betrayed,
His intentions for Him to be seized and taken away.
Beatings, and accusations tore the mind, and the flesh sore.
But He set His will to continue on, to do what He came to earth for.
Nailed, naked before God and man upon the cross of shame,
Between two sinners representing man’s decision; what to do with Jesus name?
One cursed the gift and the other the gift grasped.
At the cross the Son of God accomplished all the Father asked.
He willingly faced what He knew would come.
Great is the accomplished work of Jesus, Risen King, God’s anointed one.

Father I remember Jesus on this Holy day.  I choose to honor Him and His most precious gift offered in my behalf.  He rose from the dead to give us new life, help me to live for Him.


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