Many times when I preach a message, I write a Poem to accompany it. Some time ago I preached on the subject "Why?" This was the question Jesus asked as he died on the cross. "Why hast thou forsaken me?" He knew the answer, yet He asked, "Why?" I wrote the following poem and think I should share it with you:
Hanging on a cross and soon to die,
The Lord Jesus asked the Father "Why."
He knew the plan from the start,
But the pain of sin pierced His heart.
It pleased the Father to bruise Him there,
Even though many will never care.
Many gasped and stared in horror,
As He died for our sin and sorrow.
The answer to the question, "Why?"
Is that He died for you and I.
He asks us not to share His pain,
Only that we believe and Heaven gain.
His question now becomes ours too,
And He waits, what will you do?
Why will you wait another day,
Now that you know Christ, the only way?
He waits for you to make a choice,
Will you receive Him and forever rejoice?
Or will you wait and one day die,
And ask forever, "Why God Why?"
"But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed." Isa. 53:5