Behold the Lamb of God

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   The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’                                  John 1:29-30


The Word as the Lamb,

     God as a mere child,

the wounded healer

     left out in the cold.

Where else is such strength

     so gently supplied,

or so much glory

     so quietly displayed?

Despised and rejected,

     acquainted with grief;

Man of our sorrows

     bridging the gulf.

The loving beauty

     without shade or sham.

The wisdom of God

     bearing our shame.

Wounded and bruised

     by the tough-willed;

denied and forsaken

     yet saving the world. 

Vulnerable then,

     up there on skull hill.

Love without limit

     vulnerable still.


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