poetry: amazingly beautiful

So here is offering number 2. This poem is more of a prose or structured kind of poem. It doesn’t follow any kind of rhyme scheme.

There is something amazingly beautiful in the death of Jesus.
 Yet barbaric and grotesque at the same time.
The pain, the agony, the horror of it make us want to flee in terror.
In the midst of it we see humanity in all its magnificent glorious ugliness.
 
Yet there is something amazingly beautiful in the death of Jesus
In it we see the rich, deep, and pure love of God for his creation.
Our lives, our world smeared, petty, violent, proud, selfish, evil, sinful are shown love
Yet when we look at it we say,
“How is this love? Where is the love? I can’t conceive”
“Barbaric and grotesque,” we cry out.
The pain, the agony, the horror of it make us want to flee in terror.
In the midst of it God’s magnificent glorious voice is heard calling out, “I love”
 
God says,
“Come see the scars, come see the nail holes,
Come put you hand in my side.
This is love so that I might restore
I died to make my beautiful creation resonate of me
This is love so that you might live
I died to remove your sin
This is love to make you mine
I died so that you might find peace”
These wounds cry out, these wounds reverberate, “I love”
In the midst of it we see the love of God in his magnificent glorious mercy.
 
Yes there is something amazingly beautiful in the death of Jesus
In it we see the rich, deep, and pure love of God for his creation.
Our lives, our world smeared, petty, violent, proud, selfish, evil, sinful made new.
Yes God says,
“This is love! Here is love! Come receive”
“You are loved by me  and I died so that you might love,” he cries out.
“Cleansed, redeemed, filled with the Spirit, the cross creates new life.
In the midst of it we begin to shine and dazzle with the magnificent glorious love of God.
 
In the midst of the cross Jesus shows God, in all his magnificent glorious beauty.
The pain, the agony, the horror of it make us want to flee in terror.
Yes barbaric and grotesque.
 Yet there is something amazingly beautiful in the death of Jesus

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