The death of an Innocent man

The death of an innocent man

Sent to us as a sacrifice

Unto us a child is born

Unto us a son is given

Predestined to die for the sins of the world

He lived a holy life

Though innocent

His was accused

He was tried in an imperfect system

Yet He was still found innocent

Luke 23:14-16

And after examining him before you, behold, I did not find this man guilty of any of your charges against him. Neither did Herod, for he sent him back to us. Look, nothing deserving death has been done by him.  I will therefore punish and release him.”

Luke 23:22

A third time he said to them, “Why? What evil has he done? I have found in him no guilt deserving death. I will therefore punish and release him.”

Though innocent he was killed

A brutal death 

They hang him on a tree 

On a hill for all to see

Luke 22:37

For I tell you that this Scripture must be fulfilled in me: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.’ For what is written about me has its fulfillment.”

The love of the Father

A love so great

That He sent His son to die

So that we may be set free

If we believe in Him

Our sins are washed away

As simple as that

On that day 

An innocent man died

For my sins

More than three people testified of his innocence

Still

He was sentenced to death

This man Is the savior of the world

His name is JESUS

Deuteronomy 19:15

A single witness shall not suffice against a person for any crime or for any wrong in connection with any offense that he has committed. Only on the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses shall a charge be established.

The witnesses

Luke 23:22

A third time he said to them, “Why? What evil has he done? I have found in him no guilt deserving death. I will therefore punish and release him.”

Luke 23:40-41

But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.”

Luke 23:47

Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, saying, “Certainly this man was innocent!”

Dear Lord Jesus

Thank you

For what you did for me

You took my sins upon yourself

You were punished on my behalf

Blessed be your holy name 

 © Catherine Maina 2000

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