AFTER THE DARKEST NIGHT

Saw this on many blogs today,
but got permission from Betty from Wiens World to use it.
Thanks!

Sunrise!
Come; celebrate the glorious Light of His Presence.
Darkness must flee where Jesus Christ is King!
Other ‘saviors’ lie stone cold
in their final resting place.
Christ Jesus arose triumphantly!
Come worship, rejoice and sing!

He died!
The One who died
once and for all mankind on the cross,
Shed His precious blood
to cover all of my sin and shame.
I’ve been redeemed, made His own!
Oh, what an awesome love!
He died also for you.
Come; call on His Name.

He lives!
The tomb is empty.
The angels declare, “Do not be afraid.
He is not here; for He has been raised.”
Come, see the place where He lay.”
With fear and joy they told everyone.
God, in Heaven be praised!

He will return!
This Jesus, who has been taken up
from you into heaven,
Will return in the same way as you saw Him go.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations.
Christ will return,
but exactly when, we don’t know.

But until then,
Be salt and light. Seek peace and pursue it.
Turn from evil! Do good. Show others The Way.
Honor everyone.
Love each other deeply and from the heart.
Fight the good fight of faith, until that very day.

Karin Ristau

A blessed Easter to everyone!


7 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Good Easter Morning,He is Risen Indeed!
Blessings,Ruth

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yes, the tomb is empty, Karin... Alleluia---He LIVES...

Happy Easter.
Hugs,
Betsy
P.S. I always enjoy your poetry.

karin said...

Thank you Ruth and Betsy! So nice to hear from you!

Evi said...

He is Risen Indeed!

Charity Childs-Gevero said...

Such a beautiful, beautiful poem for Easter Sunday... :)

And that day...that beautiful beautiful day of His return...I anticipate... :)

Betty said...

Wonderful poem! I hope you had a good Easter.

Thanks for sending me that link for the Youtube video. I enjoyed it!

Warren Baldwin said...

Thanks for visiting our site and complimenting Kristin on her speech. She received a gold for it, and she was excited that you stopped by and commented.
Warren
http://warrenbaldwin.blogspot.com/