EASTER, by Ann Lewin:
In the beginning
The Lord God
planted a garden
Facing the rising
Adam was the
And all was very
Into his mind the
Came that he could
Do things his way.
And the rest was trouble.
But in another
The risen Son,
Appearing as a
through God’s grace
All can be life.
wonderful poem! I love the way the poet brings together Eden, the first
garden, and Jesus as the first fruits of the new creation in the Easter
garden. Despite the trouble caused by Adam (& Eve) the risen Son
brings a new beginning, ‘all can be life’.
my friend and mentor died. Richard was the priest I first worked with -
he taught me most about ministry & was also, first & foremost, a church
member. One of the saints, taking his part in the Body of Christ.
He was just 72 and had not been ill for very long. It comes as rather a
Easter is a celebration of our confidence that Jesus has overcome death. As St Paul writes But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
15:57 Amen to that!