As our grand cathedrals burn to the ground
leaving only the cross of Christ to stand,
as our coastlands are washed away in torrents
and our cities crumble under wasted lives and deep divisions,
Christ Jesus hangs in an eternal sacrifice for any one
willing to accept Him as Savior.
On this side of eternity we cannot see
the value of a single soul who chooses to accept
His free gift of eternal life.
The eternal Good Friday reaches out to us today
with the horror of the only innocent son of man hanging on a cross
of unfathomable pain and suffering.
God chose and His Son Jesus chose
to come here to earth to save each one of us
knowing most of us would reject that sacrifice
as merely ridiculous, and throw away our only hope
of making it out of here alive.
But He came and suffered and died
for the one who would choose to accept her need
for a Savior to bring her back home,
knowing she had no other way.
But glorious mystery of wonder
that no one can fully explain:
that choice awaits each of us in our eternal soul–
accept salvation or live on your own.
You have the choice to believe you have found another way
because He values the one who chooses Him