For God so loved the world He gave His one and only Son
But we didn’t understand such sacrificial love
And chose instead to live in fear and animosity
Like children who cower needless in the dark,
Watching shadows grow, stretching into teeth and claws,
Trembling as the house shifts with old-man groans, unheard in the day
But who’s moans echo reverberating through the night.
Though danger is far, our hearts hammer like soldiers marching.
But He did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world.
Though our sin clung to us like a veil of mist and fog
It obscured our view, eclipsing everything in white.
It cushioned, blocking all surrounding noise, deadening the sound.
Locked in a silent prison, unsure who was friend or foe.
We determined what we couldn’t see or understand was our enemy.
While Christ died in surrender we chose to take up arms.
And in a battlefield we couldn’t see, we met with our destruction.
But whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
And as the soil begins to separate and crack when the water dries out,
Jesus came to bring life like droplets raining softly on parched, broken ground.
And where notes only clanged together in bone-jarring dissonance,
As grand composer he will orchestrate us into spine-tingling harmony.
He won’t silence sharps in favour of flats or ignore the treble to hear the base
But all will unite in gratitude and resounding joy because
He came that the world would be saved through Him.