Written by K. DeWitt
April 13th, 2015
I can’t help but think about Jesus,
Think about the Cross,
Think about what held him there.
“If you are the Messiah, come on down from that cross”
Voices mocked who days before had praised.
What are we to think of the man, our Savior, nailed to that cross?
Is He the Savior, the one come to defeat?
Was He the one to set us all free?
Was He a man or was He the Savior?
And what held Him there, upon that cross.
Fully a man and yet fully God
Nails weren’t what held Him bound to the cross that day.
Love lashed His will to that cross;
love that had withstood the ages,
Love that relentlessly made a way,
Love of a Father, a God and Creator.
Love held Him there.
Love lashed Him to the cross,
beyond human decision and temptation.
God’s true, eternal, pure love illuminated the darkness.
And love, love held Him there.
Love lashed Him there,
when no cords or nails could hold him.
No decree or declaration.
Fully human, yet fully God
He could easily have come off.
But love lashed Him there.
Love bound Him to that cross.
Love anchors His will to the will of the Father.
No love that can be known on earth down below.
No affections among humans
Could bind one upon earth as it is in heaven
This love that lashed Him is a love beyond
Love that called light from the darkness
Love that is pure and holy and true
Love without condition and that could never fail.
The only thing stronger than death,
Love lashes Him there.