Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Why Did Jesus Have to Die?


 Why did Jesus have to die?
     Wasn’t there any other way?
For all of the sins that we have committed,
     why should He be the one to pay?

Jesus went around doing good,
     helping others and teaching.
He cast out demons and healed the sick,
     spreading God’s word through His teaching.
He lived a life that was righteous and pure—
     He is God’s holy Son.
He set an example for how we should live,
     since He is the only sinless one.
Yet He was despised and rejected;
     He suffered pain and grief.
His own people wouldn’t receive Him
     but offered ridicule and unbelief.

He took our sins upon Him
     and suffered a cruel death;
His love was so great that “Father, forgive them”
     He prayed with His dying breath.

Praise be to God! This wasn’t the end;
     He didn’t remain in the grave.
On the third day Jesus rose from the dead;
     our souls forever He did save.
Through faith in Christ and God’s holy grace
     we can have a wonderful certainty;
We need never have any fear of death
     but will live with Him in eternity.

Why did Jesus have to die?
     There wasn’t any other way.
In His abundant love and mercy,
     the price for our sins He was willing to pay.

from Beautiful Moments of Joy and Peace 
© Connie Arnold
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15 comments:

Karen said...

Another beautifully touching poem, Connie!

Linda said...

This captures the amazing love and grace Jesus extended to us.
A beautiful poem Connie.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Most inspirational Connie,
The pefect poem for Good Friday,

Thanks so much for your lovely comment.

Yvonne.

tiffany @ tea with tiffany said...

Beautiful poem. Keep using your gift of words. Thank you.

Karen said...

Beautifully written with great messages. Thank you!

Debra Ann Elliott said...

Beautiful. I enjoy your blog very much and have awarded you the The Versatile Blogger Award. You can pick it up here: http://debragrayelliott.blogspot.com/2011/04/another-versatile-blogger-award.html

Connie Arnold said...

Karen, thank you so much!

Linda, I'm so glad you found that amazing love and grace in the poem. Blessings to you!

Yvonne, it's always lovely to have you stop by!

Connie Arnold said...

Tiffany, I'll keep using the gift God has given me as long as He keeps inspiring me. Otherwise, I couldn't write anything worth reading. Thank you for your sweet comment.

Karen, thank you. It's an important message for this Holy Week, and for anytime. Thanks for coming by.

Debra, I'm glad you enjoy my blog. Thanks so much for the award! I'm heading over to see it.

Maria I. Morgan said...

Beautiful poem, Connie! Thanks for stopping by Life Lessons! I look forward to getting to know you! Have a blessed Easter!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

This says it all, Why when He did good. We know the end!

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you for your comments. May we never forget that Jesus died for each one of us and give thanks for this great gift of life and love.

Short Poems said...

Beautiful poem, so wisely done!

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sarah said...

beautiful post...wishing you a happy Easter...

Susan Hornbach said...

Thank you Connie for sheding light on the reasons for this beautiful season. Christ has died, Christ has risen, Hallelujah!

Judith C Evans said...

Lovely thoughts on our Savior's gift to us. Thanks for following my blog...I'm your newest follower.