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Why Did You Do It?
by Audrey M. Snead
Sunday, April 13, 2003

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I don't believe it is possible for the human mind to fully comprehend why Jesus did what He did for us.

Why did they do it?
Condemn you to death.
They didn't know that,
For this reason you were sent.

(Why did You do it?
Stand there in silence.
Alone in their courts,
No one for your defense.)

Why did they do it?
Spit in your face.
Was it really necessary,
For such added disgrace?

(Why did You do it?
Let their spittle touch your skin.
Just looked silently on as
The soldier wiped his jeering grin.)

Why did they do it?
Mock you with false praise.
Couldn't they see the truth,
Deep in your tear-filled gaze?

(Why did You do it?
Allow such contempt.
Suffering through the scorn
Until their fun was spent.)

Why did they do it?
Burden you with a cross.
They couldn't have known it
Would become a symbol to the lost.

(Why did You do it?
It must have weighed so much.
How did you bear up under it?
Were you strengthened by Your love?)

Why did they do it?
Crucify you with thieves.
What did they think when
One said, "Lord, remember me."

(Why did You do it?
Accept that sinner's plea.
Offer him those precious words,
"In paradise, you'll be with me.")

Why did they do it?
Mock you from below.
Wasn't dying enough?
Did they need more of a show?

(Why did You do it?
Cry, "Father, forgive them."
How could such mercy be spent
On the likes of mortal men?)

Why did they do it?
Pierce your sacred flesh.
When blood and water flowed,
Did they reevaluate your death?

(Why did You do it?
Come to this hateful place to die.
I try to understand it,
But I just cannot see why.)

Why did they do it?
Seal off your tomb.
What were they afraid of?
Were they afraid of the Truth?

(Why did You do it?
Travel through the bowels of Hell.
It's said you freed the captives,
So in Heaven they could dwell.)

Why do we do it?
Deny you to this day.
Now more than ever,
We need your saving grace.

(Why did you do it?
Lord, I'm still confused.
Your answer stills my heart,
"I did it just for you.")

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Reviewed by Digital Fairy 4/14/2003
because of love... and i'm one who deserves it least... *sigh*
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/14/2003
"why did You do it?" He did it because He was so tired of us living in sin, and He wanted to release the bondage of sin from our lives, so He chose to die on a wooden cross for our iniquities, and He wanted to offer salvation to those who were willing to accept it (in which I did! GLORY!). beautiful, uplifting write of TRUE love and sacrifice! love, your friend, karen lynn in texas. (((HUGS))) :)
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/14/2003
Audrey, beautiful poem. Infinite love. The ultimate sacrifice to give ones life for another. Happy Easter. God Bless.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 4/14/2003
"Why Did You Do It?" is a Poem... a real piece of art. Everything flows.

I Salute the Author of "Why Did Your Do It?",

Poet Audrey Snead.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Frater Kaos (Reader) 4/14/2003
Interesting use of brackets, VERY well done.
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