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Crying with God by Raymond A. Foss

My prayer for this year
now long after Pentecost
remembering his grieving
when the son went to the cross

Thinking of our daughters
how we feel when they are in pain
unimaginable that he came
God allowing his son to die
to go to the cross for me

Crying with God
especially next year in the passion
when the lamb of God descended
and climbed the rugged cross

Thinking of that moment
on what we call Good Friday
the tears up in heaven
that must have been shed that day

July 15, 2010
Genesis 22:1-19
Abraham faithful in sacrificing
his first born son Isaac,
God providing substitute lamb;
Christ becoming the sacrificial lamb
with no substitution;
the pain of the Father on Good Friday
when his son died for us.
Hebrews 10:1-14
Christ was the one priest able to make
one sacrifice for all time
John 11:32-44
John 11:35
“Jesus wept” for his friend Lazarus,
though he knew he would rise
Jeremiah 31:15
Rachel crying for her children
who are no more

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