When Jesus Came to Birmingham

The world is not fit for Jesus, but His heart still fits this world.

When Jesus came to Golgotha, they hanged Him on a tree, 
They drove great nails through hands and feet, and made a Calvary; 
They crowned Him with a crown of thorns, red were His wounds and deep, 
For those were crude and cruel days, and human flesh was cheap. 

When Jesus came to Birmingham, they simply passed Him by. 
They would not hurt a hair of Him, they only let Him die; 
For men had grown more tender, and they would not give Him pain, 
They only just passed down the street, and left Him in the rain. 

Still Jesus cried, 'Forgive them, for they know not what they do',
And still it rained the winter rain that drenched Him through and through; 
The crowds went home and left the streets without a soul to see, 
And Jesus crouched against a wall, and cried for Calvary.#

To ignore the Lord of the Cross simply nails His hands and break His heart afresh. (I do NOT want to do that.)

The Messiah was once invisible to the hearts of Jerusalem and sadly remains visibly hidden to souls this day.

Oh Lord - that my heart would be as open to Yours as You are to mine. AMEN

Today's Soul Snippet

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A parable of missing Jesus - SUNDAY

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