A parent's heart will feel the hurt
each time a child is bruised,
and God was weeping like a child
when Jesus was abused.
Which one of us would give a child
a stone in place of bread?
What kind of God would be content
as Jesus cried and bled?
The will of God is just and good
but human choice can kill;
rejected love endured the cross
and earth and heaven kept still.
We meet our Maker at the wound
exchanging broken bread;
we share our grief with one who knows
the pain when blood flows red.
Although we miss God's first design
as Jesus dies alone,
God's final will cannot be lost;
love rolls away the stone.