Friday, January 1, 2010


I just returned from vacation yesterday where I was able to do some reading - something I love to do!  One of those books is called "Revolution in World Missions" by KP Yohannan (you may get this book FREE by clicking here.)  This book really inspired me to write this poem yesterday as I thought about the truth of the privilege we have been given to serve God.  If you do read this book, prepare to be challenged in ways you may never have imagined!

I hope you will be blessed in reading this poem I call Pierced....

The hands and feet of Jesus are what we’re told to be
To go where He will lead us - to serve in humility

To love and care for orphans, to support the weak and poor
Our lives a living sacrifice with motives that are pure

And yet to be his hands and feet, we must never forget the cost
Christ’s hands and feet were pierced that day as He hung upon the Cross

The piercing was so painful and it held him in His place
While the soldiers mocked & beat Him and death He bravely faced

He was pierced for our transgressions as our sin was cast on Him
We are pierced by our transgressions now each time we commit a sin

We are pierced when those we love don’t respond to Jesus’ Name
Or when we see a suffering child whose illness seems in vain

We’re pierced when our lives seem hopeless and we question God’s intent
If things don’t go our way and our faith seems to have been spent

We’re pierced when we see the Truth but to act means sacrifice
To truly live like Christ, we must give Him our whole life

That means the money that we’ve saved and the possessions that we own
It means the dreams that we have dreamt and the relationships we have grown

But sacrifice is never as hard as the enemy would have us believe
We must trust God enough to give without expecting to receive

For the blessings that we receive through giving of our lives
Far outweigh material things that we can see with our eyes

The hands and feet of Jesus are what we’re told to be
Pierced but raised to new life – walking in His Victory.

Leslie Nease
January 1, 2010

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