Friday, April 2, 2010

I Wasn't There

In honor and recognition of the death, burial and resurrection of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I want to share a poem with you that I wrote a while ago.

I Wasn't There
I wasn't there that first Easter,
When He prayed, God's only Son,
When He said to His loving Father,
Thy will, not mine be done.

I wasn't there when the soldiers,
Came and arrested my Lord,
When they falsely accused my Savior,
Of preaching a heathen word.

 I wasn't there when they nailed Him,
To a cross He had to bear,
When they spat and mocked in anger,
And it seemed like no one cared.

I wasn't there when that cross got heavy,
The heaviest ever it seemed,
When by the plan of the Master,
Along came Simon of Cyrene.

But in faith I saw when they cast lots,
As the word had said they would,
And they laughed at Christ our Savior,
As He gave His precious blood.

By faith I saw when they pierced Him,
And the blood came from His side,
And He looked in love, not anger,
On those for whom He died.

I wasn't there to see the lightning,
Or the temple's veil rent in twain,
But by faith I heard the thunder,
As each clap echoed His pain.

By faith my heart that was broken,
Was glued together and healed,
That day He went to Calvary,
My future and fate was sealed.

No one who says they love us,
Would ever do such a thing,
Open your heart to the Savior,
Who just longs to come in.

By faith He asks us to trust Him,
To let Him keep us from strife,
Take His hand, walk beside Him,
And experience abundant life.

©Vickie Thomas


Have a blessed Resurrection weekend everyone. Stay secure in the knowledge that you have eternal redemption through the blood that Jesus shed on Calvary. Thank God He is alive!!


Blessings,
Vickie

8 comments:

Mari said...

Vickie - you are talented! That is a very moving poem. Thanks for sharing it on this Good Friday.

Deidra said...

Hey Vickie! Just wanted to stop by to wish you a joyful Easter. Be blessed, my friend!

Maria I. Morgan said...

Beautiful poem, Vickie! Have a very blessed Easter!

Amydeanne said...

hey my sweet friend!
have a wonderful and joyous Easter!!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

EASTER GREETINGS FROM THE OLD GEEZER

I PRAY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE A BLESSED DAY CELEBRATING RESURRECTION SUNDAY.

HE IS RISEN!

GOD BLESS YOU, RON

Terri Tiffany said...

Wonderful! Have a HAPPY EASTER!!!!

Sassy Granny ... said...

What a creative heart!

You were there, actually. So was I. We didn't know it, but when our Jesus hung there, we were on his mind. Doesn't that just blow you away?!

Beautiful words, friend.

Blessings,
Kathleen

Teresa @ ♥ TOO MANY HEARTBEATS ♥ said...

Wow, that is powerful!

I hope you had a blessed Easter. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad you did!

I hope you're having a great weekend. See you again soon.

Blessings,

Teresa <><