Catechism 22

Why must the Redeemer be truly human?
That in human nature he might on our behalf perfectly obey the whole law and suffer the punishment for human sin; and also that he might sympathize with our weaknesses.
(New City Catechism)

Mystery, this:
the perfect life lived,
Law satisfied,
   and yet
my death visited on Him.

Mystery, too
that many should live
through the death
   of the world’s
only righteous Man.

And mystery –
the greatest of all! –
that God should weep
   and feel
temptation’s aching power.

This mystery
clutches me and
holds me spellbound,
   freed within
its wondrous, saving thrall.

Published by Matthew Pullar

Teacher, writer, blogger, husband, father, Christian. Living in Wyndham in Melbourne's west, on the land of the Kulin Nation. Searching for words to console and feed hearts and souls.

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