Hammers And Nails
By Lance Landall
SPIRITUAL AND INSPIRATIONAL
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Oh, why do we so often, re-crucify our Saviour,
By wrong things we think and say, along with wrong behaviour.
Given what Christís done for us, it must truly pain Him so,
For no greater love and mercy, He on Calvary did show.
As Christ hung upon the cross, pinned by nails men had
He asked His Father to forgive, those who for His life had clamoured.
Yes, even though in agony, excruciatingly intense,
He still showed love and mercy, indescribably immense.
Dare we, Christís wounds reopen, with more nails of our own,
Hammering like those soldiers, used to parting flesh from bone.
Yet, sadly, our dear Saviour, we so often pain afresh,
Through neglect or thoughtlessness, or by yielding to the flesh.
Every morn, on bended knee, before we begin our day,
We should dwell on Calvaryís cross, and with gratitude then pray:
ďHelp me Father, lest I re-crucify Your Son, dare it be,
By one thought, word, or action, willfully, or accidentallyĒ.
With every step thatís taken, throughout the days ahead,
Our thoughts, words, and actions, should show that weíre Spirit led.
Each time the devil tempts us, we should let our minds return,
To that cross that bore our Saviour, and just Satanís promptings spurn.
But, should we sadly stumble, grace and love will still
Via the cross of Calvary, where forgiveness can be found.
For there, lies our redemption, there alone, Christís blood is found,
That repentant sinnerís covers, with a grace thatís so profound.
Oh, why do we so often, drive another nail home,
Like those soldiers at the cross, from the land of ancient Rome.
Let Christ who died for sinnerís, take our hammers and nails away,
As Heís paid enough already, for this world thatís gone astray.
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