“Everyone is pierced.” What a strange statement! What do I mean? Well, in a nutshell: You either love God or money. (Matthew 6:24) Those who love money instead of God are ultimately betrayed by it, and ‘pierced with many pangs’. (1 Tim 6:10) Ultimately, they will see the One their hearts have always longed for (Rev 1:7), but He will be someone else’s Bridegroom and oh, they will suffer the pain of a broken heart for eternity! Whereas those who love God suffer a different heartache. We watch Him be pierced on our behalf, (Isaiah 53:5) and as we gaze upon the most beautiful One, hanging on the cross, choosing to forever bear the scars of our ugliness (Rev 5:6) that we might be clothed in His beauty, our hearts are pierced by his sacrificial love. Like Simon Peter, barely able to believe he has been forgiven and restored, we say, “Oh Lord, you know I love you!” Thank you, Jesus! Thank you. So then, an Easter Saturday song through the eyes of Mary, Judas, Simon Peter, myself, inspired by this blogpost from Desiring God.
Pierced I am dressed in scarlet everybody knows how I came by this jar of oil every eye is on me but there is only One who sees my deepest soul I’m pierced
I am but a poor man watching as the perfume falls the waste of all my plans take the one I kiss but still he calls me friend these coins can’t kiss me back I’m pierced
There is one who was pierced for me I see you now hanging on that thorny tree you were lifted high like a lightning rod taking all the wrath of a holy God and your strength was yielded to His will as the angels stood, amazed and still as the Champion of Heaven died You were beaten, naked, crucified to the deepest pit of all my shame You descended, breaking every chain and the surface of the deep was still for a day, a night, a day, until with a mighty breath you breached the frozen waves with the rising sun you live again
I was out at sea again Till I heard you call my name just like you used to you ask me if I love you oh you know I do you know I do, you know I’m pierced