- His Blood Aloneby Mary Kay Bonfante
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A love sonnet to my Lord, Jesus Christ
Journey of Faith
: His Blood Alone by Mary Kay Bonfante
No Rules Poetry Contest contest entry
Artwork by jesuel at

Warning: The author has noted that this contains the highest level of violence.

When Jesus graced my thirsting life,
He came with sweet truth, shining bright;
no matter trouble, grief or strife,
I've never walked without His light.

twist or turn has kept me from
His promises, sealed in His Word;
He said, all you who labor, "Come!"
And deep within, my spirit stirred.

fears or doubts arise within,
or troubles swirl on stormy seas;
else battlefields tempt me to sin,
I turn to Christ, the Prince of Peace.

Blood alone gives me the grace,
someday to rise, and see His face.


Author Notes
I want to thank my Lord Jesus for His forgiveness and His grace, and for all He did for me on Calvary! And for giving me the ability to write this poem, these Notes and everything else, I give glory, honor and praise to God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Thank you to the artist jesuel on FanArt for the artwork, "Jesus looking up."

There are many prophecies in the Old Testament of the Bible, which found their fulfillment in the New Testament, particularly in the life of Jesus Christ. In particular, many people believe this to be true about the 53rd chapter of the Book of Isaiah, a prophet who lived in Israel seven centuries before the birth of Christ. How many similarities can you find between the words of this chapter, and the life of Jesus Christ, as it is written in the Gospels?

When I look at how disfigured He became as a result of the torture inflicted by the authorities in command at the time, and read the second part of verse 2, as well as verses 3-5, I find it truly remarkable; it is also reflected in the artist's interpretation, above.

And He endured it all for me and you.

1 Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
3 He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
4 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away. Yet who of his generation protested? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was punished.
9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.
10 Yet it was the Lord's will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the Lord makes his life an offering for sin, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.
11 After he has suffered, he will see the light of life and be satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
Isaiah 53:1-12 NIV

Verses of additional comfort and reassurance:

4 I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears.
5 Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.
6 In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened; he saved me from all my troubles.
7 For the angel of the Lord is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him.
19 The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.
22 But the Lord will redeem those who serve him. No one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.
Psalms 34: 4-7, 19, 22 NLT


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