by Carolyn Hittenberger
On bleeding feet He trudges the path ordained for Him
His life alone untainted by the deadly curse of sin
Son of God and Son of Man, the Perfect Sacrifice
The Lamb of God advances to pay the vile price
Behind Him, sins of centuries – covered, lay in wait
Before Him, sins of those to come, in suspended state
Murder, treason, lies, infanticide, and greed
Rebellion, incest, hatred, every evil thought and deed.
Putrid guilt from all the ages, in concentrated might
Jesus’ holiness recoils—His love walks toward the fight
Nearer He comes to Calvary, the culmination place
Where sin and death, all Eden’s curse, meet God’s sufficient grace
With breaking heart He faces the plan that had begun
Before the earth had seen first light, or stars and planets hung.
His dying throat sounds one last cry, as sin inflicts its spell
“IT IS FINISHED!” He proclaims… Chaos breaks loose in Hell!
For there at gate stands LIFE, not death-God in holy fury!
Conqueror over sin and death, and still the Lord of Glory!
Carolyn Hittenberger is Assistant for the Caribbean Regional Office at Global University and also works with University Communications. For more information about Global University, visit http://think.globaluniversity.edu.