Love that’s love not fade away

Be it true or false, what is said about men often has as much influence on their lives, and especially on their destinies, as what they do. 
                   ~Victor Hugo
 
The servant grew up before God—a scrawny seedling,
    a scrubby plant in a parched field.
There was nothing attractive about him,
    nothing to cause us to take a second look.
He was looked down on and passed over,
    a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand.
One look at him and people turned away.
    We looked down on him, thought he was scum.
But the fact is, it was our pains he carried—
    our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us.
We thought he brought it on himself,
    that God was punishing him for his own failures.
But it was our sins that did that to him,
    that ripped and tore and crushed him—our sins!
He took the punishment, and that made us whole.
    Through his bruises we get healed.
We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost.
    We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way.
And God has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong,
    on him, on him.
     ~ Isaiah 5:3-6
 
The tree was stark, and unadorned,
save a sign that proclaimed him
King of the Jews
an ornament of flesh, hung with
nails, and everything I ever did,
everything I ever hid,
every lie I ever told,
every time I was so bold.
 
The tree had no branches 
but limbs, unbroken,
words, few spoken
and the blood trickled down
trickled down,
trickled down.
 
The tree was stark, and unadorned
at its base, the faithful mourned
knowing of the promise made
three days hence, the stone away
He’d rise up no longer weighed
down by sin, that I had made.
 
The one moment, 
kept o’er time
that I might know his joy
sublime. Pain we know
will fade away, for the Glory
of that day.
                                                             Cuz love that’s love,
                                                              not fade away.
 
Because of Him,
Linda
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