AFTER THE DARKEST NIGHT


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 YOU ALL! 

17 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Happy Easter to you and yours.
Hugs,
Betsy

ellen b. said...

Happy Easter Karin!
Love your poem...

Christos Voskress! Voistina Voskress!

Христос Воскрес!

Воистину воскрес!

Christ is Risen!

Truly He is Risen!

Betty said...

He is Risen! Hallelujah. May He bless you and your family!

Ginny said...

Blessings to you on this Easter, Karin!!! Again, a wonderful poem, I love it. Our hope is in Jesus, our perfect saviour who rose again so that we will, too!!

Marg said...

What a Hope, to share in our hearts and to share that the world may see and know the same HOPE!
Blessings to YOU and your family.

George said...

This is a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing it with us. I hope you are having a Blessed Easter.

Doris Sturm said...

Happy Easter. Isn't Easter just a wonderful time? I can't help but be filled with hope and gratitude at this time ... love your Easter Lily photo! I miss having one around. Maybe next Easter when I have a car to buy one.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I trust your Easter has been filled with joy and love.

Summer said...

What a beautiful post and yes it is true where CHRIST is KING no evil resides .... Of all the holidays RESURRECTION SUNDAY is my favorite !!

Glenda said...

Your words always bring hope! This poem expresses so well the reason for our hope. We attended a sunrise service this morning in the hilltop pasture of a deceased couple who meant the world to me. The theme of the service was "Then Came the Morning," and once again He reminded me that no matter what situation I face, morning will come . . . and all because He died, He lives, and He's coming again!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

A beautiful Easter post, Karin. Trust you had a blessed Easter together with family.

Marlene said...

Wonderful promises for us to look forward to. I was very moved this Easter about the resurrection. A few wonderful people in my life have died recently. Hope you and a lovely Easter!

Karen said...

Another beautiful poem...my favorite line...

"I’ve been redeemed, made His own! Oh, what an awesome love! "

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

I enjoyed it.. Great thoughts behind each verse.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Incredibly inspirational Karin!!! And I may add, if you don't mind, that I loved the "Old Rugged Cross" video...that was my mom's favorite hymn, so it brought tears to my eyes.


Here's my link for today: A Mermaid She's Not Do stop by if you get a chance. And thanks for visiting with me yesterday!!

Marsha Young said...

"Be salt and light" ... a worthy challenge, and so little to ask in light of all He did for us.

Happy Easter - Marsha

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Beautiful poem, Karin.

You are so gifted, my friend. I want to read more of your poems.

Doris