The Hammer 

A Good Friday Poem


I pictured clearly in my mind
The cross at Calvary.
I saw a line of people there
With names from A to Z.

The line moved slowly single file;
We knew why we were there.
"My turn is coming up," I sobbed;
My heart filled with despair.

Alas, I stood before His face.
I saw shame and sorrow, mixed with grace.
I gazed at Him so tenderly
Two pain-filled eyes gazed back at me.

I saw the blood upon His brow.
I heard Him say, "It's your turn now.
You must pound the nails without delay;
I AM dying here for you today.

"Pick up the hammer and hold it tight;
Now, swing it back with all your might
And drive the nails yet deeper in.
I AM here to take away your sin."

The hardest thing I have ever done
Was to drive the nails in God's own Son.
But there was just no other way
And He offers that hammer to you today.

"But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God" Hebrews 10:12 (KJV).

It's Friday . . . BUT Sunday's coming . . . Let us rejoice Hallelujah!

He's Risen Victorious 
He's all glorious 
Seated now at God's right hand 
The angels are curious 
Satan is furious 
At His redemptive plan 

Of Jesus Christ I sing 
Prophet, High Priest, and King 
He's given me everything 
He's risen victorious 
He's all glorious 
My praise to Him I bring 

He's risen victorious 
He's all glorious 
From the rooftop I'll proclaim 
Of God the Great I Am 
Who once became a Man 
The Seed of Abraham 

He's risen victorious 
He's all glorious 
What else is there to say?
I come now through His Blood 
It cleanses like a flood 
There is no other way 

Through all ages 
I will sing His praises 
I gladly bow my knee 
He's risen victorious 
He's all glorious 
He means the world to me. 

I'm sure that we all know someone who has yet to come to Jesus for salvation. Let us uphold them in prayer today, for how shall they escape, if they neglect so great salvation?

Prayer: Jesus, thank You so much for saving us. Today, may we pray for those whom You bring to our remembrance who are still in need of salvation. In Your name, we pray. Amen.

Copyright 2019 Cheremiah

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