All Who Come Must Stumble

“Behold, I lay in Zion a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense,
And he who believes in Him will not be disappointed.”

Romans 9:33

The seers and the prophets had foretold it long ago,

That the long awaited one would make men stumble.

But they were looking for a king to conquer and to kill,

Who’d have ever thought He’d be so weak and humble.

He will be the truth that will offend them one and all,

A stone that makes men stumble and a rock that makes them fall.

Many will be broken so that He can make them whole,

And many will be crushed and lose their own soul.

Along the path of life there lies a stubborn Scandalon,

And all who come this way must be offended.

To some He is a barrier, To others He’s the way,

For all should know the scandal of believing.

It seems today the Scandalon offends no one at all,

The image we present can be stepped over.

Could it be that we are like the others long ago?

Will we ever learn that all who come must stumble.

-“Scandalon” by Michael Card