Roy Allen

Today... 'The Carpenters Son' - Poem by Roy Allen

'Isn't this the Carpenters Son? '
They said pointing to the Holy One.
'Isn't Mary and His brothers here? '
as they looked at Jesus with a sneer

Little did they realise to their shame
that the person they called by such name
was none other than the Only Son
of the Lord God, the Almighty One.

The world rushes by at a great pace
not noticing what was taking place.
Blinded by materialism and greed
mankind cannot see its greatest need.

Praise God that there is hope for us still.
The Carpenter's Son went on until
on a piece of wood at Calvary
completed His work to set us free.

Wood untouched by a carpenters' plane.
Rough, rugged and ugly tree of pain.
Then adding more to Your agony
You received a crown of thorns from me.

Praise God this was not to be the end.
This Carpenter's Son and sinners friend
is now enthroned in heavens' glory
and wears the great crown of victory.

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Matthew 13: 53-58
When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there. Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. 'Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers? ' they asked. 'Isn't this the carpenter's son? Isn't his mother's name Mary, and aren't his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? Aren't all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things? ' And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, 'Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honour.' And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith. name Mary, and aren't his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas?

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The Bible calls You by many names
Each one giving a glimpse of Your glory
Like a cut diamond radiating in the sun
Every facet depicting an aspect of the Divine
Today I have thought of You as
'The Carpenters Son'

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 24, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, February 4, 2013

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