A Hammer, Nails, a Robe, a Crown and a Spear

A carpenter uses a hammer and nails to build
A soldier uses a spear to fight
A King is crowned with gold
A prince wears a costly robe…
Today a king is crowned with thorns
A prince is stripped and unadorned…
A soldier of the cross is pierced
Blood and water flow…
Once a carpenter by trade
Now bear, before the crowd
A carpenter no more,
The hammer and the nails are tools,
He will no longer use,
This hammer and these nails they’ll use to…
Strike his hands and feet
Wood that could have been used,
For a cradle or maybe a table,
Has become a wooden cross, to hang our precious Savior.
–Marla Shaw O’Neill April 12, 2017
Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?” So they were offended at Him. Mark 6:3New King James Version (NKJV)

I love the Lord Jesus Christ and am passionate about writing. I hope you enjoy the blog and come to visit often.
Then the Lord answered me and said:
“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.
“Behold the proud,
His soul is not upright in him;
But the just shall live by his faith. Habakkuk 2: 2-4

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