Crimson-Colored Mercy

Don’t ask me why He loved me so; I’ll never understand.

He picked me up and held me close with a gentle nail-scarred hand.

He suffered what was meant for me, and after all I put Him through,

“Forgiven” by Thomas Blackshear

He told His Father I was “worth the nails“!

It’s amazing, but it’s true!

With crimson-colored mercy, He washed away my shame.

Worthless and unworthy, a broken life He made brand new.

But before He changed a thing, He loved me anyway!

It’s amazing, but it’s true!


But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:8


 – adapted from “It’s Amazing, but It’s True,” by Anthony C. Baker


Filed under Christianity, Faith, God, Love of God

6 responses to “Crimson-Colored Mercy

  1. it’s written for god, i know, but I being atheist, consider it equally applicable to any other human being too, who has helped us. Loved this. Nicely written.

    • That was an unexpected comment 😊. Thanks.

      • Yeah. RIght now I’m struggling to find a scaffold for my existence. A lot of questions about faith and purpose. hence the comment 🙂

      • If I could be of any help, let me know. I’m not a pushy antagonist, or anything, so if you’d just like my thoughts or opinions regarding my faith, I’m happy to share/discuss them. I don’t have all the answers, but I can tell you why I believe what I believe. Thanks, again, for the comment. Have a good one.

  2. Very, very great news for us all. His love is so humbling and it is all because Father and Holy Spirit all love Jesus and want us to know how precious He is. Thank you for this.

    I don’t know why He loves me but oh I am sooo glad that He does! My life wasn’t worth a plug nickel til He came into my life. Now, the plug is filled with His love and it flows for others as well.


  3. I absolutely love this! Thank you!

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