Have you been FORSAKEN,
By those you love…hold dear?
Have they turned their backs on you,
When you have tried to draw near?
The pain of being FORSAKEN,
Like a knife that’s thrust deep;
And, then the blade is twisted,
It hurts so bad…causing you to weep.
Perhaps you’ve FORSAKEN others,
The scars…they still bear;
Meaning to…or not,
It looked like you didn’t care.
Sometimes we’re just too busy,
We overlook their needs;
They grope in the dark…alone,
Their heart is broken…and it bleeds.
We think, nobody has been hurt,
Quite as much as I;
Nor felt their heart break,
Hurt so much…they think they’ll die.
There was One…by the world FORSAKEN,
All had turned away;
At the end…even His Father,
Turned His back and the sky turned gray.
A life lived so perfectly,
Always doing Father’s will;
Obedient…in all ways,
God’s law…He did fulfill.
This Christ Jesus became sin for us,
And, Father had to turn away;
That sin was nailed to the Cross,
Our sin…what we do and what we say.
He could have called ten thousand angels,
And, to His aid…they would come;
But, Christ Jesus had a mission,
And, from this mission…He’d not run.
Without the shedding of blood,
There is no remission of sin; (Heb.9:22)
There was no other way,
That was why He came…this victory to win.
For the ‘joy’ that was set before Him,
A world reconciled back to God;
He gladly endured the Cross,
This was His ‘joy’…His reward.
So, when we feel FORSAKEN,
We need only look to Him;
He’s our shining example,
The victory over sin…He did win!
April 24, 2003
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