The Way of Calvary ~ Christian Poetry

Cross draped with bordersDeceitful the way
They captured You:
By a friend betrayed,
Bound and taken away.

Fearful the way
They deserted You:
As accusers tread,
All Your followers fled.

Shameful the way
They taunted You:
All their jeering heard,
Yet You spoke not a word.

Painful the way
They tortured You:
While Your flesh was torn,
Soldiers mocked to scorn.

Awful the way
They crucified You:
Hammered nails were heard,
On a cross undeserved.

Boastful the way
They buried You:
Guarded day and night,
With the tomb sealed tight.

Joyful the way
They discovered You:
“He is risen,” confessed;
By hundreds, witnessed.

Tearful the way
They gazed up at You:
Into clouds, did ascend,
But You’ll come back again.

Wonderful the way
We’re saved by You:
From our sins, set free,
Because of Calvary.

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Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭53‬:‭4-5‬ NASB)

Sue Nash/2015
Photo is of the cross at our church

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32 thoughts on “The Way of Calvary ~ Christian Poetry

  1. Lauren Heiligenthal

    An amazing poem that captures how Christ paid for our sins and became the way to eternal life. Thank you for sharing the Gospel message through such beautiful and truthful words! 🙂

    Reply
  2. Anna Waldherr

    You know, this poem, also, captures the abuse experience (deceit, fearful, shameful, awful). It explains why faith in a Suffering (and triumphant) Savior is so healing for abuse victims. Thank you!

    Reply
  3. secretangel

    Absolutely beautiful!! Jesus loves the broken for He can relate to the abuse that they have suffered. Hope you don’t mind if I reblog it. God bless you!

    Reply

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