Easter—it’s the best holiday of the year. This week, we remember the most important event of human history. I hope you can carve out time to spend a few minutes over the next few days celebrating God’s grace toward you whether it be through special services, family gatherings, or a creative expression. Jesus is Lord!
THE SONG OF EASTER
Sin stained my soul.
Guilt laden clouds shrouded my understanding of the Almighty,
Dousing any desire for the Divine.
Burdened with my past, stumbling over my shame,
I took barnacled steps toward Heaven,
Life in a relentless march toward Death outran Hope.
Dreams shattered on jagged rocks of my own imperfection.
Broken. Abandoned. Unworthy of love.
Drifting in a sea of senselessness.
I met Jesus
Like the Prince and the Pauper,
He exchanged my sin stained garments for robes of righteousness
Made snow white by the red of His blood.
The executioner’s sword awaited; His life for mine.
A shout sounded from the grave;
A laugh at Death’s defeat.
Wrapped in the warmth and acceptance of His Love,
I straighten to new heights,
Reaching clean hands toward an adoring Daddy.
His unmerited grace charts a new course.
Sin’s tyranny stands down.
Hope swells and fear releases its grip.
Unshackled, I sprint for Heaven and the dance of eternity.
The song of Easter has set me free.
Karen Wingate, (c) 2016