Passover Lamb

31 Mar

Passover Lamb (written one day while contemplating what it would have felt like to be a Gentile watching on the sidelines as Christianity first came to the Jews, then was widened to include Gentile believers) 

John 10:10, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:  I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” 

 

My Jewish friends rejoice today

Their joyful eyes I see

They say their Jesus lives again

I wish He’d come for me . . .

 

The Jewish part of Galilee

Shouts with Passover glee

The Lamb’s been slain, but lives again

I wish He’d come for me . . .

 

A stranger here I always dwell

In my nativity

I wish I knew Immanuel,
I wish He’d come for me!

 

The Jews say sin must ransom bring,

Someone to pay the fee

Or we’re always apart from God.

Oh, please, Sir, come for me!

 

I cannot bear the wrong I’ve done,

I’ll die eternally.

And yet the Jews have God’s own Son.

I wish He’d come for me . . .

 

Oh, Lovely Lamb, God’s only Son,

From Egypt I would flee

I’d leave my sin’s remembrance in

The depths of the Red Sea.

 

Yet my repentance falls far short—

Please hear a Gentile’s plea—

I so want to become a Jew,

So that You’d come for me . . .

 

But wait—they say You hear us call

You too would set us free.

Oh, Jesus, I give You my all!

Praise God, You came for me!

 

(30 July 2003, Tabernacle Baptist Church, after hearing Dr. Craig Hartman present his mission to God’s people, the Jews)

 

Isaiah 9:1,2:  Nevertheless, the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.  The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light:  they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.  

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