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Those Kids! (A Palm Sunday reflection)

 

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What a procession,
on the road into town!
What a commotion
and laying cloaks down.

Yelling ‘Hosanna’,
‘Blessed is the King’.
Shouting ‘Messiah’,
honouring Him.

Excited disciples
making a scene,
waving their branches,
a carpet of green.

The colt of the donkey
bearing the Lord,
the crowd shouting praises,
it seemed that they roared.

The children were listening.
They joined in the praise,
swept up in the moment
young voices they raise.

Into the temple
the Lord went that day
sweeping traders and money
changers away.

Healing the blind ones,
curing the lame,
watched by the children
praising His name.

‘Hosanna,’ they shouted
‘Son of David,’ they cried,
and the scribes were indignant
the priests said they lied.

The children annoyed them,
their simple refrain
stole all their thunder,
upstaged them again.

‘Do you hear what they’re saying,
these children?’ they said.
Indignant and angry,
they wanted Him dead.

But the children sang praises;
they shouted His name.
They knew He was worthy;
they told forth his fame.

While the priests and the scribes
plotted terrible things,
the children rejoiced for
this day was their King’s!
Re-blogged from 2014
© Copyright Ellen Carr 2014
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There is Resurrection (Easter: Part 3)

There is Despair (Easter: Part 2)

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There was Darkness (Easter: Part 1)

One Holy Weekend

I’m a little late for Easter with this Easter poem, but I thought I’d share it anyway.

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One Holy Weekend

Earth and Heaven met, and thunder roared.

Dead men walked, and leaden darkness fell.

He hung in gross indignity, God’s precious Son.

The universe convulsed, a touch of hell.

 

The Lord of light and loving turned away,

And for a moment dark and evil reigned.

Disciples cowered, depairing women wept.

A futile death it seemed, and nothing gained.

 

Then Sunday morning history changed its course.

Death defeated, Christ the Saviour rose.

The sacrifice complete, for our rebellion,

Salvation’s way, the deal brought to a close.

 

Rejoice, sing joyful praise because of Easter.

Walk as children of the living King.

Celebrate God’s gift of deep renewal.

His living water changes everything.

 

© Copyright Ellen Carr 2016