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Calvary Gives All A Chance

by Carol Connell © 2022

It happened at just the right time.
It happened at just the right place.
Not in a corner; atop a hill,
the judgment of God met His grace.

For sins that we think are minor,
for sins deemed beyond compare
our iniquity laid upon Him,
bloody and brutal and bare.

Scarcely for a righteous man
some might dare to die.
O what sacrificial condescension
Christ relinquished life for you and I.

For the Hitlers, the Stalins, the Faucis, the Soros, the Himmlers, the Gates,
for the worst of the worst in our eyes,
we consider worthy of hate,

Christ died for those that we view,
as despicable, lower than low.
His blood, no respecter of crime,
but for every transgression did flow.

Those we hold as unreachable
and worthy of a death sentence,
Christ has offered a way for them
to start down the road of repentance.

Murderous Saul on the road to Damascus
struck down by God's glory,
chose to walk in the light God gave,
changed trajectory of his life's story.

We are still blessed today
by a murderer that did repent.
For God raised him up and used him to write
a good chunk of the New Testament.

So remember that those we consider vile
and upon whom we may look askance,
Christ died for them on that old rugged cross.
Calvary gives all men a chance.

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
» Romans 5:6-8

Acts 9:1-6 Saul's encounter with Jesus

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