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To Atone for Me by Raymond A. Foss

God as the Father
and Christ as the son
each of them suffering
that day on the cross

God in his heaven
and Christ in his pain
each in some sense
atoning for me
paying the price
I could not pay

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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