Sunday, April 24, 2011

Images of Easter

Sun rising in the east;
In spite of the cross, life goes on.

Morning dew glistening on the flowers in the garden.
Women making their way to Jesus’ tomb
to ready His body for its long, long rest.

What happened to the tomb?
Something’s wrong!
No! Something’s right!
Stone—rolled away; Jesus’ body—gone.
Angel-like men standing there with a message:
“Why do you seek the living among the dead?
Jesus is risen just as He said He would.”

Stunned, frightened, bewildered women race
To tell the disciples the story.

What does it mean?
Jesus wins.
Death loses.
Satan is thrown down.
Life is greater than death.
Hope is greater than despair.
And the living Jesus stands ready to share
that life with all who believe.

Easter in a nutshell … uh, tomb-shell:

Jesus Christ is Lord!

Hallelujah! Amen.

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