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THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST






 THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST
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 As I watched the presentation
Of The Passion Of The Christ...
Those scenes of violent cruelty...
Bloody scenes of sacrifice...

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I could not control the tears...
Could bearly tolerate the pain
For the pressure of preception
Pounded my heart like rain!

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Of course, it's just a movie
I tried to reassure myself...
Actors playing out a role...
A roll of film stored on a shelf...

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But no reasoning was possible
The ultimatum had been cast.
Every scene surged through my senses
Like a postcard from the past!

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A reel of pure reality...
A reenactment so sublime
That it placed me at the portal
Of another place in time.

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A script straight from the Bible
Spread across the TV screen.
Anger, hate, humiliation
Seemed to penetrate each scene.

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But, oh, the love was present
Through all the suffering!
I wept in sheer thanksgiving
At the hope His love could bring!

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My emotions were so jumbled
As the picture reached an end,
But my thoughts went to the scripture
That every knee shall bend...

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And the ones who spat upon Him...
The ones who mocked and laughed so hard
Would be forced to stand before Him
To acknowledge Him as Lord!

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Yes, it's a Hollywood production...
A Mel Gibson work of art...
But The Passion Of The Christ
Is meant to change somebody's heart!

Lovingly Presented,
Doris Jacobs-Covington
April 19, 2011
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"But He was wounded for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities, the
chastisement of our peace was upon Him,
and with His stripes we are healed."
Isaiah 53:5

"Wherefore God also hath highly exalted
Him, and given Him a name which is above
every name:
That at the name of Jesus every knee
should bow, of things in Heaven, and
things in earth, and things under the
earth:
And that every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the
glory of God the Father."
Philippians 2:9-11

AUTHOR'S NOTE:
I was given this poem in the early morning hours.
I know it was inspired by watching the Passion
movie and I'm grateful for the opportunity to use
my gift to honor the Lord in some small way. Have a
blessed Resurrection Sunday, everyone...may your
minds turn to the blessed Savior during these Holy Days.
He is so worthy of our attention.
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