Like the lamb, He offered his blood in sacrifice
As an innocent man, He gave His life to obtain for us eternal salvation
He knew the joy of victory and accomplishment even on the cross.
Like a lamb, Jesus offered Himself without blemish
His mother witnessed the shedding of His blood
She received the prophecy by Simeon in the temple
that a sword of affliction would stab her heart.
In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus presented himself willingly
to the soldiers that came to apprehend him
In the hall of Pilate, He permitted Himself to be with thorns and scourges
He was silent and did not complain.
Jesus took the punishments due to our sins upon Himself
Like a sheep led to the carnage by the killer
He journeyed to the valley of death to rescue us
Conducted to Calvary, He accomplished the sacrifice of redemption.
Jesus death was agonizing and humiliating
Beaten with rods, a crown of thorns was pressed into His head
The disciples deserted their Master and Saviour
Even James and John were afraid to walk with Him.
Like a lamb, Jesus did not refuse the sacrifice of His life
He conquered souls for an immortal kingdom
His death became our hope of eternal life
His love and mercy to us have no limit.
The cross of Jesus is the gateway to happiness,
the consolation of the suffering and the prize for our redemption
He extended His arms to embrace all mankind
His heart is made open in love to bring us comfort.
Left alone beneath the weight of indifference
He consigned his life into the help of God
As we gaze on the wounds of Jesus Christ
May we remain faithful to His grace and promises.