Out of the darkness the Light brightly shines,
As death itself is swallowed up in living Life
Breathing in the wicked halls of dark Hades
With walls lined by chained, mournful spirits,
But there are no shackles to be worn by you,
O Beloved, for you have born the very worst
And you have overcome, coming victoriously
Into the very throne room of groaning Sheol
To snatch the keys of death and hell
To be cast in your living well of Life;
And already the bell tolls the coming of dawn
As your tomb yawns in an awakening sunrise
That will be the greater surprise of all history
For death itself cannot hold in your bold Life
Just as the stark dark cannot overcome Light;
Yes, you are like that fabled phoenix, Beloved,
Rising from ashes with healing in your wings!
To one and all: Happy Easter! Blessed Resurrection Day!
11 thoughts on “A Paschal Celebration”
Thank you so very much!
Wishing you Easter days surrounded with love and sending you a big hug.
Awww! Thank you, and I’m sending hugs right back to you, Patty! 🙂
Healing in your wings
Very powerful images
As Sheldon Always
Thank you, my friend… Happy Easter!
You retell the true story with your powerful words!
Oh thank you! That is what I wanted to do…
Christ is risen! Happy Easter!!!
Thank you very much!
A beautiful capture of this important event in the Christian calendar. He is risen, indeed. Happy Easter!
Thank you so very much, Khaya, and Happy Easter to you, too, with many blessings!