The preaching of the cross is, I know, nonsense to those who are involved in this dying world, but to us who are being saved from that death it is nothing less than the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18 J.B. Phillips)
Confusion and chaos swirl around us, battering and bruising–
Bruised and battered– Jesus unruffled, unadorned, stripped bare
Poised for rescue, His heart bleeds for the abused and abusing.
Setbacks and upsets crush our hearts.
Set up and crushed to death– Jesus restores serenity
Unto hearts destined for death; His power restarts.