The Darling of Heaven

Born into our world
To fulfill the Father’s plan –
Son of God – body
And spirit of man

Willing – You came
To suffer and die
Smeared with our sin –
Cursed by our lies

Never a man suffered so
Detested – hated – maligned –
As Jesus – the Good Shepherd –
Healer – loving and kind

Angels begged to rescue –
But watched instead –
As the Darling of Heaven
Writhed in pain until dead

John wept at the foot
Of the cross with Mary –
His mother – hearts bursting
As they heard Him utter –

It is finished – He said as
He dropped His head –
Darkness fell like a shroud –
Covering His shame – really ours

Trembling – the Devil learned
That his rebellion was crushed
By Jesus –the meek and mild –
Who – by obedience – triumphed –

Trophies are we of His
Victory – His blood shed
To pay the debt we owed –
Believe – no longer dread –

Jesus arose in three days –
The Darling of Heaven’s not dead –
He sits by the Father’s side
Defending the bride He’ll wed

By Carol Ann Hoel © April 8, 2012


Isaiah 53:5 – The Bible (KJV) – But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

1 Peter 2:24 – The Bible (KJV) – Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

Revelation 22:17 – The Bible (KJV) – And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.


About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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13 Responses to The Darling of Heaven

    • I’m late replying. I apologize. I trust your Easter was enjoyable. Mine was fine. I watched live steaming from my Orlando church and then the services of a church in Texas, and then Dr. Charles Stanley’s church. My hubby slept the entire morning and afternoon until 3:15 pm. He’s been sleeping too much, but there’s nothing I can do. He won’t wake up. Blessings to you, Carl…


  1. ansuyo says:

    Good stuff! Hope you had a great Resurrection Sunday! Angie


  2. jannatwrites says:

    Powerful poem…and perfect for Easter Sunday. I hadn’t thought too much about Mary’s emotions during Jesus’ crucifixion. It must have been agonizing for His earthly mother.


    • I didn’t expect to have time to post yesterday, but I did. Thank you for stopping by and for your comment. I’ve always looked at the crucifixion through Mary’s eyes. I’m not sure why. I have a son and a daughter, but I still don’t know why a mother’s heart draws me the way the mother of Jesus does. My heart pounds when I think of Mary standing at the foot of that cruel cross. Blessings to you, Janna…


  3. pattisj says:

    Beautiful, Carol Ann.


  4. Bonnie says:

    Such a beautiful poem Carol Ann – and very powerful. Blessings to you and Johannes.


  5. Whenever I think of Jesus Christ my heart bleeds for the sufferings he had to go through for loving us.


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