My Heart Aches for Christ | Matthew 23:34-39 | Poem


How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let Me.

Mat 23:34 “Therefore, I am sending you prophets and wise men and teachers of religious law. But you will kill some by crucifixion, and you will flog others with whips in your synagogues, chasing them from city to city.
Mat 23:35 As a result, you will be held responsible for the murder of all godly people of all timeā€”from the murder of righteous Abel to the murder of Zechariah son of Barachiah, whom you killed in the Temple between the sanctuary and the altar.
Mat 23:36 I tell you the truth, this judgment will fall on this very generation.
Mat 23:37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let Me.
Mat 23:38 And now, look, your house is abandoned and desolate.
Mat 23:39 For I tell you this, you will never see Me again until you say, ‘Blessings on the One who comes in the name of the LORD!'”

My Heart Aches for Christ

I see You standing there; aching
Aware
Knowing they will continue to mock
And not take stock
of the words…Your precious WORDS
The living spoken power of the ROCK

My Heart Aches for Christ

This Your real killing cross
Loss
Not nails, or lashes, or flashes
Of pain
Nor spittle from deriding mouths
Even they were formed by Your gentle hand

My Heart Aches for Christ

Those whom You formed, and warmed
Under Your wings of tender care
Turn
Showing You their naked backs
Leaving, not perceiving…..or even caring
The real pain crushing Your heart
…….a wonder You made it to the cross

My Heart Aches for Christ

Was the cross Your hope Jesus?
Maybe now they’ll see!
The reason for it all
Free
Free to turn around
Free to love in return
Free to listen and learn
Free to run joyously, unconditionally,….faithfully to Your wings

My Heart Hopes with Christ

by: Jesus in my heart

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