Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Saturday, December 24, 2011

December 24, 2011 (might forever live)

might forever live
photo by Lee Keefer
(trip to Haiti)

“Christ was all anguish that I might be all joy,
cast off that I might be brought in,
trodden down as an enemy
that I might be welcomed as a friend,
surrendered to hell's worst
that I might attain heaven's best,
stripped that I might be clothed,
wounded that I might be healed,
athirst that I might drink,
tormented that I might be comforted,
made a shame that I might inherit glory,
entered darkness that I might have eternal light.
My Savior wept that all tears
might be wiped from my eyes,
groaned that I might have endless song,
endured all pain
that I might have unfading health,
bore a thorned crown
that I might have a glory-diadem,
bowed his head that I might uplift mine,
experienced reproach
that I might receive welcome,
closed his eyes in death
that I might gaze on unclouded brightness,
expired that I might for ever live.”
- Author Unknown

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