From Captive to Calvary

image of Christ cwith cross dying for you

Tremendous love flowing from Calvary is mine

You hear my soul asking my sinful nature to refine

Take all that is unlike You away from me

That a greater path to holiness I would see

Stained with sin I am

Crimson tide of Calvary sets my captive spirit free

Blood of our Saviour who is crucified

Tried, mocked, scorned, rejected, despised, beaten

Betrayed by Judas, denied by His followers

Crown of thorns put upon His head

Cheap Roman vinegar wine instead of water

By a Roman soldier He is fed

How is it God should love you so?

Why would He take time to love you?

Because we are all God’s children

I pray you see

No matter what you have done

Today, you can feel the Son

If you would ask forgiveness for all your sin

Let Him come and dwell within

Allow Him to be your guide

Through storms and blue skies

His peace in you would abide

Knowing He is always by your side

Kevin Osborne is training to become a psychotherapist, priest and chaplain through St. James the Elder University in Jacksonville, Florida. He and his wife, Karen, plan to open a counselling practice. Karen is taking graduate divinity studies at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. Kevin is planning on taking additional graduate studies there. He is a member of The Word Guild, a Christian writer’s group in Canada.

Our greatest calling is to be servants of our Lord wherever He calls us to go.

One response to “From Captive to Calvary

  1. Nice poem. If He’s God’s son how did God impregnate Mary? Were they married? Why would he send his own son down from Heaven on a suicide mission? If Jesus was well know as a maker of miracles as well as being such a trouble maker to the Romans, why would they have to pay Judas point Him out? If Jesus died for our sins why are there so many believers in jail? Is there any solid proof that God or Jesus are or was real? My old auntie believed things without proof, they called it dementia and put her in a home, maybe because it wasn’t anything the church approved. I see that apostasy is no longer punishable by death in the church, but it still is in Islamic mosques and that’s scary. Being shunned is bad enough, I know.

    Country Illegality of Apostasy Country’s Religion
    Afghanistan Death penalty2 84% Sunni Islam
    15% Shia Islam4
    Egypt 22 Christians were arrested and tortured for secretly converting from Islam to Christianity in 20035 94% Sunni Islam
    India Illegal in provinces such as Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and others, despite Constitution2 80.5% Hindu
    13.4% Islam6
    Iran Death penalty2 95% Shia Islam
    4% Sunni Islam4
    Kuwait Although not illegal, a prosecutor in 2003 still tried Hussein Qambar Ali for apostasy4 85% Islam4
    Malaysia Illegal in five states (fine, imprisonment, and flogging) according to Wikipedia (2010)2. In 2002, it may have been illegal anywhere: “It is very much against the law for any person to even attempt to convert a Moslem to another faith” according to Métraux (2002)7. 53% Islam
    19% Buddhist
    Mauritania Death penalty2, 8 100% Sunni Islam4
    Nigeria Death penalty in 12 states2 50% Islam
    40% Christian4
    Qatar Death penalty2 95% Sunni Islam4
    Saudi Arabia Death penalty2, 8 85% Sunni Islam
    15% Shia Muslim4
    Somalia Death penalty2 98% Sunni Islam4
    Sudan Death penalty2, 8 70% Sunni Islam4
    Yemen Death penalty2 55% Sunni Islam
    42% Shia Muslim4
    Islam is the dominant religion in all countries where apostasy is illegal, except one.

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