Monday, June 14, 2021

A Testament

In the Garden, man did fall
For eating the forbidden fruit
Death and sin consumed us all

We once walked with God
In the garden of Eden
To survive we'd have to work the clod

This Messiah was foretold
The prophets recorded
In the days of old

He would save the human race
By reconciling man with the I AM
Jesus would die in our place

Truly God and truly man
The hypostatic union
He carried out the Father's plan

He was born in a humble stable
With sheep and donkey
This was no fable

He taught the 12 Apostles truth
And healed and spoke with power and authority
His reputation spread in Judea forsooth

The Pharisees devised a wicked plan
He rebuked them and challenged their hypocrisy
They schemed against the Son of Man

He was judged by Pilate of Rome
And sentenced to death
As recorded in many a tome

On Good Friday He hung on the cross
The God-Man would face God's wrath
Such an incalculable loss

At 3 pm He spoke His last
"It is finished." He cried
His mortal life was now past

Satan was happy
The Nazarene had fallen
He was gloating and relishing the victory

Christ's mother Mary bitterly wept
John took care of her
While her Son slept

But that was not the end
On Sunday Jesus arose and walked again
The laws of physics did bend

Christ the second Person of the Triune God
He defeated Satan and death itself
Him we shall forever laud

Death was swallowed up in victory
The price was paid
To set man free

Free from death, free from sin
Eternal life won for us
By His blessed propitiation

We were lost in a sea of sin
Christ our redeemer
To safety, He pulled us in

We can do nothing to earn salvation
It is freely given by God's sovereign grace
We were elected by divine predestination

Before the foundation of the earth
God determined who would be saved
His own good pleasure won us second birth

By grace, we are saved through faith alone
Not through our works
We are given a heart of flesh for our heart of stone

Repentance is key
Turn from sin and trust in Christ alone
Then you shall have eternal victory

Jesus will return to earth
To finally destroy Satan and all his works
The New Heavens and New Earth filled with mirth

Until then we have a blessed hope
We must live for Christ
There is no hardship we can't cope

So spread the Gospel by mouth and print
To all, you may meet
Oh what a joyous stint


by Zachary Uram, (c) 2021

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