But who really knew that then?
But not Him…
He left the block for the wilderness to fulfill the call in His life:
“Hey, why don’t you slow down? Take it easy…maybe even get you a wife.
Word is your real father, man, is crazy rich.
You’d never have to work a day in your life if he broke you off a pinch.
But if not him, come with me…I got a grip you can hold.
You can have anything you want. I got it under control.”
Home is where the heart is
So the hood was His home
And used His life to let the hood know
That they were never alone
He became the people’s champion
So they gathered around Him
Politicians start to panic
While His family starts to clown Him
Pharisees start hatin’
And they call Him a “Birther” :
“This dude is sayin’ he’s from heaven
But he ain’t nothin’ but an earthling.
Everybody here knows him from that Nazerene block
No good can come of that place, they’re some real bad stock.”
But He didn’t stop
So now they wanna stop Him
His friends start to worry
That somebody’s gonna pop Him
Cool by Him
Because He already knew the risk
His death was the outcome
For which he sought to exist:
“Don’t be scared, homies…
They’re comin’ to get me
But I’m takin’ all the heat
Because that’s why the Father has sent me
Dying for the lost
So that they could be found
So that the end of your life won’t be the end
But a crown of life eternal
Given because you’ve be down since the beginning
And you’ll carry on ‘til the finish
Because my Father gives you permission
And don’t begin to think you chose this life for a second
I chose you first so now we’re forever connected
Blessed be the one who hears the words that I speak
And doesn’t shrink away from danger in the face of the Beast
Because the Devil is a lion
He desires to eat you
He can feast all he wants
But He can never defeat you.”