When Jesus was born in that manger
Did any expect to see
Christ Jesus, the Savior of mankind,
Hanging from a cross tree?
Or anticipate the trouble felt
By disciples just learning to walk
Stumbling along in their sinful way
Listening while Jesus taught?
And did they anticipate God’s heart
Breaking in sending His Son
To die the torturous death He died?
Did they think that anyone?
On earth was near worthy of that price?
We threw it back in His face.
But He died for mankind anyway,
How can we measure Grace?
The measure is found when He rose from death!
When hundreds saw Him alive.
The same who had seen Him on the cross
The same we had crucified!
Sam Cox 3.23.05