Does Jesus Love ME?
He suffered and He died for you,
An agonising death on a rugged cross
Tortured and crucified for you,
To save the sick, the lonely and the lost
Black-hearted Pilate washed his hands in a dish of delph
It could have been in blood as much as in water
He may as well have nailed Jesus to the cross himself
For it was he who gave the fatal order
They surrounded Him in the dark of night
Armed guards with torches aglow
The crowds milled expecting a fight
But Jesus said, “It is I you seek, let the others go”.
On His Head a crown of black, thorns they did add,
Their tips dipped in a deadly poison
A practice that could drive ordinary men mad,
As the Blood of Christ turned those tips to crimson
The mass of bleeding tissue was revealed
As ruthless Romans scourged again and again
Strips of skin were torn and peeled;
But not even once did Jesus complain
They mocked and insulted
They ripped the cloak from blood congealed
They pierced His Hands and His feet
His back was like a furrowed field,
When they nailed Him to that cross,
They nailed our sickness and our sin
They nailed your pain and your loss
So you would learn the Kingdom of God is within
His friends who loved Him looked up and cried
The sky darkened and clouds gathered as if nightfall
When Jesus looked down at the mob, just before He died
His Heart of Love still forgave them all
He had created the very wood and also the nails
And even the merciless men who drove them through
Despite the leather whip with its leaded tails
He pleaded, “Forgive them Father; they know not what they do”.
They took Him from the cross and gave Him to His Mother,
She cradled and she held this Blessed Fruit of her womb
She cried for her baby that once she lay in a manger
But now she prepared to lay her baby in a tomb.
However three days later the impossible happened
And Mary’s pierced heart was healed
She screamed with Joy as the tomb was opened
Jesus had defeated death, to all it was revealed.
He had endured and He had triumphed, this story is true
How He dispelled darkness with the light of love that day
And He would suffer it all over again, even if for only you
So that you too can live again in a most abundant way
Who is this faithful man who now holds out His Hand?
This man who is always honest, always true
Who speaks to pain and misery and it’s forever banned,
He is the one who will never leave or forsake you
You may not know Him yet but He knew you before you were born,
He knows everything about you, your strength and your frailties
He loved you in the womb before you were even formed
And He will love you forever, and through all eternities
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
Contrary to the opinions of many people (including mainstream media), there IS solid, verifiable evidence that Jesus is God, and the only way to heaven. The scientific, philosophical, archaeological, and historical facts and evidence that point to the existence of God, the 100% accuracy and trustworthiness of the Bible, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ (who claimed and proved to be God) are overwhelming.
See: 'Show Me a Sign.'
The New Testament story is confirmed by 10 ancient, non-Christian sources, including:
Historians: Josephus, Tacitus, Suetonius, Thallus, Phlegon Government Officials: Pliny the Younger, Emperor Trajan, Emperor Hadrian
Other Sources: Including The Jewish Talmud and Greek writer Lucian.
Compiling their references, we get a story congruent with the New Testament... Extra-Biblical Storyline:
1. Jesus lived during time of Tiberius Caesar. 2. He lived a virtuous life. 3. He was a wonder-worker. 4. He had a brother named James. 5. He was acclaimed to be the Messiah. 6. He was crucified under Pontius Pilate. 7. An eclipse & earthquake occurred when He died. 8. He was crucified on the eve of the Passover 9. His disciples believed He rose from the dead. 10 His disciples were willing to die for their belief. 11. Christianity spread rapidly as far as Rome. 12. His disciples denied the Roman gods and worshiped Jesus as God.
This is the exact same storyline that’s found in the Bible’s New Testament.
700 Years BEFORE, Isaiah prophecised what was to come!
He lived in Jerusalem, was a student of international affairs, was well educated, and was on familiar terms with the royal court. His ministry extended over a period of more than fifty years (ca. 740 - 681 B.C.).
Read his prophecy here.