the thud of my heartbeat of fears
echoed in the beat of loud cries
it was a quiet place and 
dark place that I'd never been
and I hope to be...

there was darkness when the sixth hour came
in the ninth hour, the Man cried out loud
I couldn't understand what He meant
but His injured face, wounded body, 
stripped clothes and marred face broke me apart
he was accused, mocked, hated,
 afflicted, oppressed, betrayed, murdered, and crucified
- a sinless man, who offered his life
for sinful creatures like me

the curtain was torn 
the earth shook
the rocks were split
the tombs were open

my heartbeats stopped raging inside,
tranquility and peace resided
by His wounds, I am healed

His perfect love drives out my fears
quietness filled the place,
mumbled cries of the women in the tomb
there was a great earthquake,
a sudden bright light appeared
the tomb was empty,
"He has risen," uttered the angelic voice...

A great story at all times.

He was crucified, died, buried, and resurrected
so my heartbeats would continue to rhyme 'cause 
His grace already beat my sins, my life is for Him.

The Suffering and Glory of the Servant

13 See, my servant will act wisely[b];
    he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.
14 Just as there were many who were appalled at him[c]
    his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being
    and his form marred beyond human likeness—
15 so he will sprinkle many nations,[d]
    and kings will shut their mouths because of him.
For what they were not told, they will see,
    and what they have not heard, they will understand.

Isaiah 52:3-5

The Death of Jesus

33 At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. 34 And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

Mark 15:33

Jesus Has Risen

But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.

Mark 16:4-6

Righteousness Through Faith

21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness is given through faith in[h] Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement,[i] through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— 26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

Romans 3:21-26

Published by Merrel Ya

A lady who has been pondering her hope into Christ, inhaling His grace, and enjoying the beauty of life. Writing about life, asking God about "kuliglig sa kanyang dibdib."

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