Atonement Day

The day was not special,
but for the One whose death made it so.
And though His blood should be on our hands,
it is washed away
with that same life-sustaining substance.
Our faith is celebratory–
with the day of His birth
and the day of His death–
not because He succumbed to it,
but because He overcame it.
He showed us that
through Him,
by Him,
and with Him,
we could,

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