Between the Living and the Dead: A Poem

 

And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed;

Numbers 16:48

 

When God’s people chose to turn away

God, in his wrath, decided they should pay.

 

He sent a plague to take out Israel’s nation,

While Moses stood and watched the congregation.

 

Then hastily, Aaron was outfitted

To rectify this sin that they’d committed.

 

With hordes of dying people pressing in,

He ventured out into the throes of sin.

 

He stood between the living and the dead,

The plague no longer reared it’s ugly head.

 

For even punishment for sin could not withstand

The line atonement drew upon the sand.

 

In a way Christ’s story is the same

When he took man’s form and to Earth came.

 

He came to sinners headed to their death

Prepared to give for them his final breath.

 

And when he gave himself a line was made,

For in his sacrifice the price was paid.

 

He stands between the living and the dead,

And Hell no longer rears it’s ugly head.

 

For even punishment for sin cannot withstand

The line salvation drew upon the sand.

 

 

Our pastor read this verse, almost in passing, in his sermon yesterday, and it just really stuck with me, so today I quick wrote this up and decided to post it. I hope you enjoyed it.

This post was Day 24 of the April Blogging Challenge. You can read Day 23 on Mom’s blog “Life in the Shoe”, and Day 22 on Emily’s blog “The Girl in the Red Rubber Boots”.

 

TTFN

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4 thoughts on “Between the Living and the Dead: A Poem

  1. Amazing, Jenny! God has gifted you with the ability to write poetry; and I’m glad to see that you are exercising and developing this creative writing skill for His glory.

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