Wednesday, April 20, 2011
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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