Rescue


Years have passed
No words
No prophets
Nothing

Your people moving along
Moving farther away
Distorting the Law
Oppressing the weak

Your heart breaking
Your heart grieving
Feeling the distance
Feeling the gap widen

Your Son is willing
He will do the unthinkable
He will go to His death
To save Your people

You watch Him go
Your only Son
Part of You departs
You came down in Jesus

The distance is gone
The veil is torn
The Savior has come
You have rescued Your people

Composition Date: February 23, 2012

Holli’s Notes: This poem was born out of a song from IHOP-KC called “You Came Down”. It struck so deeply that I struggled to write something that compared to it. God couldn’t stand being separated from His people any longer so much that He came down as Jesus, put on flesh, and lived as one of us. He died so that we could always be close to Him.


About Holli Swank

Holli Swank has been writing for more than twenty years and finds great joy in sharing her deep faith in God through her poems. She is the mother of three children and has been married for almost 18 years. She also loves spending time with her two cats. Holli was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in mid-2013, giving her a unique perspective for her poetry.