Yes...his name was Judas
the Savior walked and talked with him
but seeing past his pretense of 'prudist'
Jesus knew his heart...his whim
So evident was this at the last sup
when Jesus bid him, 'do quickly what you must do'
thus, Judas having received the sop
with evil intent...out the door he flew
It would seem that satan had won
it would seem that now there was no 'cloak'
but...when Judas accepted the 30 pieces sum
Salvation peeped out...and lucifer 'choked'
Then came the final act of deceit
the betrayer came cowering in a midst
God's perfect plan, Judas carried out...complete
he sought out Christ and planted a kiss
How grateful for that 'kiss' I am
how I thank God for that 'treacherous' act
now I recognize 'vileness' and can take a stand
now I can 'buffet' ...satan's willful attacks
Some say with glee that Judas did show
how cruel...an evil mind could be
some give a 'bow'...to a comrade so 'low'
but this is the picture I see...
Judas was a part of the plan from the beginning
he was placed...just for that task
Jesus never doubted His winning
Only His 'humanity' showed a sorrowful mask
The end of Judas is what I spy...
doing what he wanted, the 'traitor' could not see
he could have repented...but rejected to even try
he did things his way...hung himself on a tree
The plan of Salvation unfolded on a hill
Jesus endured this for us...and then he slept
but on a glorious Sunday morning...duty fulfilled
He rose...the promise of a 'Messiah' kept
Now...this is the point that I'm making
Jesus has the antedote...for every 'grit'
He 'chose' to suffer and die...thus with His waking
we can overcome pits...tho' not easy...I will admit
Thank God for Judas?...sure I do
but not for the same reasons as you
Judas's sinful act...has become your excuse
but I'm glad for it too... his act turned me 'loose'
Now I am so...'free'
Free...to say 'no' with a fight
Free...to pray for strength to do what's right
Free...to reject darkness and choose light
Free to rise from many falls...being human...I surely might
But most of all...
Free...to claim the victory over hell
that was wrought the Blessed day!
Free...to enter Everlasting Life's quell
for Jesus has opened the way!
Judas, I sure would like to thank you...
Is 11:1-5, Is 7:14-16
Is 53:1-7, Matt 26:47-50
Jhn 10: 15-18
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