This is The Sin-bearer
The Holy One
Can anyone ever have thought of such a thing?
I am overwhelmed in my mind for though it stretches out in thought to grasp the realities…the immensities of the universe, as I see its wonders in the night sky…never can it reach to thee,
You show me the God who cannot be known or imagined
Holiness…our hearts think of certain things…unapproachable light
You enter the present darkness…with humility! How can this be?
We ruined your world
We kill those you love
But you come O Weightlifter Almighty
Who can know You? So beyond our thoughts and imaginations
Majesty that would crash our hearts to cinders
We are dust without any anchor
Breath of God in a whisper, so holy it would wipe us out
But that Breath tells me to look upon the Face of God
And I see a Sin-bearer who lifts up on Himself the whole world and its weight
Rebellion against the God who made us
And we can never make it right
Nothing but hell is our destiny now
Yet here is He
Against whom we have sinned
Picking up the tab
Loading His Holy Body with all sin
Letting it destroy Himself instead
I could never have asked You
But You came making an offering of yourself for me
And You made no demand on me even then…
Just the inexplicable offer of love, freely available
But I have to acknowledge what you did for me
I have to openly say:
“I see what you did for me”
Here I am Jesus
Accepting the Bridal invitation
Accepting the cleansing of your Blood
Crown me with your Holy Spirit
I am the Shulamite
Shunned by all
And You leave your royal chambers to live with me
Participating in my kind of life
Bring me into your banqueting hall, O King Most High
Show off your prize (for there is no accounting for what love will do!)
Show me off to your Father and all the Holy angels in Heaven
You fought for me and you won me!
For love is strong as death, and jealousy,
is every bit as cruel as the grave that was my destiny
I barely know how this happened!
Behold O angels…The Sin-bearer who lifted the sin of the whole world upon Himself
And look…He has clothed me in His own Righteousness!
For this glory that covers me is nothing I could have woven for myself
But I am His Bride
He bought me with His own Blood
Precious Blood He shed for me on the Cross when He died
His Righteousness is mine!
His Resurrection from the dead is mine!
His Ascension into the Heavens is mine!
There He sits at the right hand of the Power and the Glory of God
My eyes behold the King in His beauty
The One who breaks every chain that holds me
He has made a covenant with me which cannot be broken
Sealed with His own Blood, not mine
He picked up the tab and lifted me
To a position which I could never imagine in my wildest dreams
Open the gates of hell and bring out your people!
O Sin-bearer achieve your purpose of joy and see your reward!