From meetingintheclouds’ blog

This Blood is for YOU!

This Blood is for You

As we approach Easter, the time we set aside to remember in a special way the death, burial and glorious resurrection of Christ, I thought some might like to consider the words of a song by CARMAN.

THIS BLOOD IS FOR YOU

Violently they grabbed His arms, as they tightly strapped each wrist.
With a hellish look stood a strong armed soldier. Whip clenched in his fist,
Laced with chips of bone they beat Him hard from His shoulders to His feet,
And it sliced right through His olive skin: just like razors through a sheet,

Countless times the blood splattered as each inhuman lash was given;
Several times His knees gave way, and His flesh just hung in ribbons.
Then surprisingly He turned His head (the words He said were few)
The soldier’s face turned pale when He said “This blood is for you”

Uncaringly they tossed a garment across His weakened form;
And His blood pressure fell deathly low as the crowds began to swarm.
They forced Him to carry His cross up-hill; His face they punched and smacked.
And the splinters from the criss-cross beams dug deep into His back.

Through lack of sleep and dehydration, His tongue began to swell,
And weakened by His loss of blood, the prophet-teacher fell.
When He did, some blood splattered on the man named Simon’s shoe,
And as he bent to wipe it off, the prophet looked and said:
“Simon this blood is for you”

This blood can save the soul,
Heal the sick, mend the heart;
This blood can give you access,
To the very throne of God.
And it still can go the distance,
From the pain to where you are –
This blood is for you,
The atoning, cleansing blood of the Lamb –
This blood is for you

They pounded a spike through the bones of His hands,
bursting His arteries and veins.
And as they dropped the cross in the hole they dug,
His body convulsed in pain.
In an agony and a torment that never a soul shall find –
What does He do? –
He tilts His face towards heaven, in full control of His mind,
And with more love than any human heard (before that time or since)
He made a statement that to this day makes the strongest skeptic wince.
He cried “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”
And as He gave His life for those lost in sin, He was saying
“This blood is for you!”

This blood can save the soul,
Heal the sick, mend the heart.
This blood can give you access,
To the very throne of God.
And it still can go the distance,
From the pain to where you are,
This blood is for you.
(If you’re lost and alone, and your mind is confused)
This blood is for you.
(If you feel like you have been hurt and abused)
This blood is for you.
The Atoning cleansing blood of the Lamb –
This blood is for YOU!

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