For Holy Saturday


Loving Lord,

In the darkness of that brutal Friday,
You, the righteous One, took upon
Yourself the full weight of the world’s
Sin, the ruinous brokenness and lethal
Consequences of it all, for us all.

You took it all upon Yourself, and to
The end remained Yourself–calling for,
Surrendering to, resting in Your Abba,
Caring for the near and dear, forgiving
The enemy, declaring a finished work,
Bowing Your head, breathing Your last!

All praise and honor and glory to You,
Lion of Judah and Lamb of God, now
Taking Your Sabbath-Rest. Amen.

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