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Celebrating the Resurrection
4/15/2017 3:13:00 PM by: Susan Lyttek

The entire Bible points to the resurrection of Jesus Christ that we celebrate this Sunday. All events before, beginning with God’s prophecy to the serpent, he will crush your head, but you will bruise his heel, hinge on the fact that the Messiah, the son of Eve, would not stay dead. Bruises are temporary, but having one’s head crushed means death.

Jesus’ rising from the dead slayed death. We still see it in action, but all of evil knows that time is short. Spring and Easter don’t just remember the day Jesus conquered the grave, but look forward to the day where he will conquer all evil and all sin.

Over the years, I have written many poems that touch on rebirth. A few are included today. Enjoy. And have a blessed Easter Celebrating the Resurrection!

RAIN

The sun is setting...

Rain righteousness!

The moon is rising...

Rain salvation!

Water these souls

Life from the depths

Seeds in cold hope.

 

 

You are coming...

Rain righteousness!

The moment is here...

Rain salvation!

Let it rain.

Let it pour.

 

SPRING: A Song of Praise 

                The Earth shouts his praises

               And the world sings along;

               All that is living raises

               The new, heavenly song.

 

               Touch on the rhythm,  

               It pulses through life;

               Bathe in the rhythm,   

               I'll pick up the fife.

 

               Creatures shout praises

               All life sings along

               The greening now raises

               Resurrection's new song.

Holy Saturday

It is Saturday.

Listen to the rocks scream.

 

The horror of this stillness

Rips the Sabbath’s curtain of peace.

In their homes today,

The bitter herbs gag the diners with their gall.

The Life of Lives lies embalmed.

Who can cry? Who can rejoice?

 

All is lost. Dead is dead.

Not quite.

Beneath the rock, a flower pushes

Toward its light.

Tomorrow, it may find sky

And bloom.

 

Annual Resurrection

Almost without my noticing

Spring has blossomed,

Opened its arms

To summer.

The leaves are losing yellow youthfulness

And uncurl their fingers in green strength.

Flowers grasp beauty vigorously

As seedlings crack the earth

In their eagerness.

In the quiet dawn,

If you listen,

You can even hear the blades of grass,

Shouting, “We Live!”

 

The Fly

He could not shoo me away.

Legs pinned

Arms outstretched

Blood for the taking.

He could not shoo me away.

My children will wait until the grave.

They cannot eat anything alive,

But I will dine

Because he cannot shoo me away.

The earth cracks

The temple splits

How did my antennae not perceive this?

But still he dies

And does not shoo me away.

His body shakes

The fever quakes

But power announces as he dies

Never shooing me away.

Surely this was blood for the taking

Surely this was life

That fed me here today.

 

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