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S. A. J. Lyttek, a multiple award-winning writer, always loved writing, but didn’t arrive at the profession in the typical manner. After college and graduate school, she plunged into government consulting. In this environment, she discovered a knack for writing tests, interviews and other measurements. That soon became the focus of her career—reigniting her love for the written word. Thus captivated, she spent evenings freelancing “fun” writing including short stories, poems, articles and cards. When her eldest was a toddler, she quit full-time work to stay home and write. Eager to spend more time with her children, homeschooling intrigued her. From preschool through high school, she homeschooled both sons while continuing to freelance. An integral part of the homeschooling community, she has developed and taught writing classes to a generation of homeschoolers. Married to her childhood sweetheart, Gary, Mrs. Lyttek loves to share her commitment to homeschoolers and her fascination with the written word.

The World is About Easter

4/17/2019 1:21:00 PM BY Susan Lyttek

In celebration of Holy Week, I wrote this poem. May you all have wonderful celebrations with friends and family as we recognize all that Jesus did (and does) for us!

The World is About Easter

The world is about Easter.

It may not know it, recognize it or acknowledge it,

But without Easter, it does not exist.

Without Easter, it has no purpose,

Because without Easter, we might as well call it hell

And toss it away. Be done with it.

Easter alone gives it meaning, gives it hope,

Gives it potential.

And its destiny in Easter is timeless.

When creation dawned, Easter spoke.

When man sinned, Easter promised.

When floods covered, Easter rescued.

When languages erupted, Easter sang.

It has always been our hope and salvation.

It has always been the reason we live

And the promises of our tomorrows.

What are we without a hope? An animal? A momentary weed?

We need Easter to breathe.

The world is about Easter morning.

It is about the open tomb

The walk to Emmaus and the breaking of bread.

It is about a name quietly spoken

A call reinstated and love reaffirmed.

The world is about Easter. It always has been.

From the beginning of time, he created Easter just for us.

Just to say, “I love you. Walk with me.”

And every time someone answers, “Okay,”

Easter erupts.

And every time someone remembers the truth,

Angels rejoice.

Today, let the world see Easter.

Because every day has the potential to celebrate,

Every day is a call to touch the hands, the side,

And hold on tight to love.