This poem is inspired by this blog post: http://tworiversblog.com/2013/05/31/the-great-substitution-53113/
They say You were a great teacher
Who taught what He practiced
A man with real passion
To those who would listen.
They say You were a great physician
Who healed the sick and bed ridden
Without any charge or fee for Your touch
You took away all their pain.
Yet some say You were the greatest prophet
Who heard and taught the Word of God
You turned the harlot hearts to their God
That they may live according to the law.
But to me, Jesus You are more
What they didn’t realise was
That You were the Word of God
Who took the requirements of the law
And took the punishment for my sin it demand
An innocent life exchanged for my shame
Took upon Yourself all of my pain
Yes, You didn’t escape the cross
But carried it on Your shoulders
To Calvary where You gave Your life
That I may live with You forever
No one died for You
But You gave Yours for free to everyone
To those who would accept the gift of love
No sin or condemnation freedom forever
Jesus, You won the grave 3 days after
For You are God, the champion of heaven
Lord of the universe, rebuking the storm
Giving me peace and assurance of grace
For now and the life to come!