King of Glory! (Part 1)

 

A poem-based chronology of the life of Christ


"Who has believed what he has heard from us?" Isa. 53:1

Who was this man,

Come from heaven?

A lion in tongue,

And a lamb in heart.

He came to serve men,

Yet He was the King of them.

He created the worlds,

But in an animal’s hay was

His first sight with human eyes.

Who is this King of Glory

That He would dwell among us?

Alas, how we hated Him!

Yet He became as one of us,

Under the full wrath

Of our worlds’ sinfulness.

Surely He was perfect,

Enduring pain, sorrow,

And even all temptation.

 

"A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief" Isa. 53:3

Some loved Him

And believed He was

A man sent from God

To forgive our sins.

Secretly one of them sought Him,

In the dark of night,

To see if He was truly Him

The One prophesied of

Since the world began.

Some followed Him,

Far into the wilderness,

Multitudes of wandering souls,

Seeking for food to truly satisfy.

 

"Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied" Isa. 53:11

And there He taught them

This Heavenly Teacher.

He sat on a hill and taught the people.

Wonders He proclaimed,

Mysteries He brought to life,

And their longings were fulfilled.

But when this Heavenly Man left,

Many doubted and accused Him,

Devising plans to undercut Him.

They mocked Him with their lies,

Calling Him a Son of the Devil.

Yet by His works

And through His words,

He proved to be the only

Beloved Son of God.

At such accusations

He withdrew His previous offer,

To be their King,

For they had rejected Him.

Yet He would not forsake men.

Out of eternal love

He endured this mockery

And began to teach

Words of life.

These He now hid in parables, though,

So that those who believed

He truly was God

Could understand and be saved.

This man, Jesus the Carpenter,

Had some closer to Him

Than all the rest who followed.

These He had chosen, twelve of them,

To follow Him and

Later to carry on His work.

To these disciples He spoke plainly,

But they did not believe Him.

As time passed, though,

Their understanding grew.

One night He proved His Deity

As He walked on the lake

In the howling wind,

He then got in the boat with them

And calmed the raging storm

With a simple word;

Just as He had done long ago

To create all, in the beginning.

And so they worshiped Him.

 

"He shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted" Isa. 52:13

He also taught them

The depths of wisdom,

Of man’s desperate need

To have his soul eternally satisfied.

Jesus proved that He was

Such a satisfier for man.

At this Peter declared,

He being one of the twelve,

“You are the Christ,

The son of the living God!”

Therefore he believed

This man to be God,

The Master of the World

Now among mankind.

This Christ then took

Three of His disciples,

Peter being one of them,

And showed them His Deity.

Before them he became as white as light,

And, behold, God spoke

To them about His Son.

He declared Peter to be right,

That Jesus, being a man, was also God.

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3 thoughts on “King of Glory! (Part 1)

  1. After “alas, how we hated you” the poem goes on for while in second person for a while before switching back to third person.

    And there was one other confusing part, “This man, Jesus of Nazareth, had come closer to him than any other man” (?)

    But it made me think and take a fresh look at This Man. Thanks!

    Love, Dad

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