You were a Carpenter by trade

But You had a special vision;

To reconcile us back to God

Through Your kind and loving mission.

You’d work and chisel to perfection

Every creation that You made;

The finished product would be seamless

As Your humble touch would be displayed.

You removed all the splinters

From the heart of every piece,

And You carved it with Your seal

And Your polish before release.

From the finished piece of wood

Which You crafted to perfection…

To that splintered wretched cross

As You suffered much rejection.

But as You hung whilst being in torment

And You faced such agony,

Your focus was set above

As our eternity You could see.

T’was God’s mercy upon mankind

When the cross was nailed to You;

When sinners crucified Your body

As to criminals they’d do.

From one wood to the other

Your timeless grace did so reveal,

That the latter was more special

So no more can Satan steal.

(C) P.B. 2017

“Is this not the carpenter, the son of Mary…” Mark 6:3

“The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and the third day rise again.: Luke 24:7

“And He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves but for Him who died for them and rose again” 2 Corinthians 5:15