Dr John Celes

(14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

‘Tetelestai’ – Good Friday

Christ did all things per prophecy;
God’s Son obeyed His Father’s words;
He knew his death was on the cross;
He set upon the task with faith.

His burden seemed lighter than our’s;
His spirit won war with satan;
He knew his mission from the start;
His father’s job was to be done.

Oh, what an act of obeisance!
He loved his Father like He did;
He was God’s Word that took on flesh;
He came to save sinners from hell.

‘Tetelestai’ was Greek parlance
That meant ‘it is finished’ in full;
Christ said his job was done complete;
His work of redemption was o’er.

He sacrificed his life to God;
He shed his precious blood for men;
Christ won the war against satan;
Heaven is within reach of all.

God’s love for man sent His Son Christ,
Who bridged the gap that sin had caused;
Reconciliation was complete;
God’s love for man was paramount.

Thank you dear Lord for laying life
We didn’t deserve this gesture
May all the sheep return to flock
Christ Jesus is our Good Shepherd!

Submitted: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Edited: Saturday, April 19, 2014

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