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Descending to Suffer by Raymond A. Foss

No matter the knowledge
the wisdom of the story
the plan of God redeeming us
rising on the third day

God, in Christ incarnate,
descending from heaven
to suffer as a servant
to die on the rugged cross

Every step meaningful
for he knew his fate
God the father sending him
to become the sacrifice

The pain of the Godhead
knowing we are yet in sin
so much of the world turning from him
in this time, even still

The sorrow of that Good Friday
when God died as a man
the humble stuff of clay
going to the grave

July 16, 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
Colossians 1:15-20
Colossians 1:15-28
Upper Room Disciplines for 2010
for July 12, 2010 to July 18, 2010,
“Pursuing Righteousness”
by Steven J. Christopher
for July 16, 2010,
read July 16, 2010

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