In time gone by, God showed Himself
but people ran and cried
too scared to know He really cared
no matter how He tried.
Through prophets, teachers, leaders all
He tried to show His love;
but humans only learn by fear
and strike what they can’t trust.
Though close to them He wished to be
and awesome though He was
He couldn’t get quite close enough
He’d only scare us off.
He devised a plan to get in close,
a man, He would become;
Jesus He sent, to show the world
the Father’s only Son.
He lived with us, loved with us
He finally came to see
what made us just the way we were
the fears, the hopes the dreams.
Those things that drove us to be good,
those things that made us bad,
He knew we need to know God’s love
that piece He knew He had.
He was the sacrifice for us-
to God, He made the way
so we could come before Him now
and not be scared away.
This love exchanged, God to man
that man could come to God
through Jesus, He the way prepared
it was all done out of love.