His Broken Body

Leaving Him disfigured

Breaking through the skin’s layers

To His bones, not thirty-nine,

nor one hundred- twenty

But six hundred times or more

In an alarming number

when all creation sobbed

The scourging applied on His body


With His skin hanging

Bones disjointed

A crown of thorns

Piercing through His head

A cross was giving Him

To the Via Dolorosa

To be crucified

Not a cry, not a sound


Like a lamb to the slaughter

Not a cry, not a sound

His body broken

His soul crushed

His life spilled on the ground

But His Spirit strong

Reconciling men to God

What a beautiful sound!


On the third day

Lights sparkled the earth

With celebration above

Angels announcing His life

Rejoicing forever more

He is alive, He is alive!

Nature smiled while

The waves of the wind


Made them dance

To the tune of hope

Of a better tomorrow

Of God’s children’s redemption

Free from corruption

To life everlasting

Their salvation at last

Into God’s glorious inheritance.


Expression of God’s love

Marked on His Son’s body

His hands, His feet, His side

A testimony never to be erased

From the minds of mankind

‘till heaven opens and

Eternity sits us together at His side

At the right hand of the Father!


Meanwhile, we keep on singing

Glory halleluiah to our King

While for Him we wait

Not knowing when

His appearance will take place

We persevere in the hope

Perhaps tomorrow

Him, we will see face to face.

Author: Jacinta da Cruz Rodgers

I have been committed to teaching the truth of the Word of God beginning with Trans World Radio on Bonaire, N.A and Swaziland, Africa (1969-1980), then through churches in the United States in both English and Portuguese and then through ministry in Israel (2005-2006). This ministry continues through local Bible studies and outreach to the world via the internet. I have written a book about my life from that of an orphan in Brazil to missionary in 5 countries. You can find out more on the "Book" page of our blog site.

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