“The greatest pain of the cross was the pain of sin…” Max Lucado #quote

The greatest pain of the cross was the pain of sin. Jesus didn’t deserve to feel the shame, but he felt it. He didn’t deserve the humiliation, but he experienced it. He had never sinned, yet was treated like a sinner. He became sin. All the guilt, remorse, and embarrassment– Jesus understands it…

Max Lucado

Why Jesus? poem

I wrote this poem 11 years ago for a contest that K-LOVE radio was having. I created a video to read and post to YouTube. You can see the video at the end of this post.

You ask me “Why Jesus?”

So here is my story

To thank him for what he’s done for me

And give him all the glory

I came before the Lord, broken & ashamed

My sins had made me dirty & left a crimson stain

But God in his infinite love already had a plan

To send his son to die on the cross

And save the souls of man

He welcomed me with open arms

And cleansed me, white as snow

His spirit is now within me

Wherever I may go

I found his promises are true

And his love will never cease

He is our counselor, mighty God

Everlasting Father & Prince of Peace

Tiffany Brown 2010