Blood dyed red the ground where he had kneeled.
Dripping from the brow so clenched with care.
Wanting freedom from the suffering now revealed
While toward his dear ones loving and aware.
He rose from prayer now strengthened by devotion.
While foes amassed prepared with swords drawn high.
To quell a movement misguided by a notion.
To bind God shackled, sentenced now to die.
His followers were quick to rise and fight.
Still clinging to their sense of what was true.
But Christ would not accept more death this night.
He said “no more” I won’t lose one of you.
For love our Master left us for the cross.
For love we now give honor to his loss.
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About this website
Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church (GA) in New York City has been chosen as one of eight internship congregations to participate this year in a church-wide initiative designed to increase our understanding of Holy Scripture and most importantly, to cultivate our engagement with it. In partnership with The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Vicar John Heidgerd will be working to develop innovative ways to deepen our faith formation and sense of discipleship for the sake of ourselves and our communities.