“After Your Son lay three days in a dark hole,
you turned the darkest Friday into the brightest Sunday.”
– Max Lucado
On the day our eyes open to the prism of the sun;
On that day, winter solitude would be gone;
The avalanche of differences melts into nothingness;
Through the same breath, through the same soul;
We would live again as one, no matter who we are;
No matter the colour of our skin, gay or straight,
rich, or poor, innocent or once found guilty.
No matter if we are lawyers, prisoners, doctors or peasants;
No matter our political beliefs, nor our different religions;
A Catholic, a Muslim, a Buddhist , a Hindu or a Jew.
On that day, we would all wear identical dresses;
We would all be the significant other, because He has died,
and He has died for all. Jesus died for Peter, John and Judah,
for Lazarus and Maria, Magdalene, Jesus died for me,
He has died for you, for him, for her and even for them.
He gave up till the last drop of blood and painful cry,
for each and every name engraved upon our Father’s palm.
He was born to die,but it’s not his death that we celebrate,
We celebrate His life, because we believe in life
We celebrate His forgivness, because we experienced
the beauty of forgiveness, the happiness, the return of blissful joy.
and we celebrate the ever present love;
Because it is the gift of love that He bestowed on us.
Jesus was born to die, but He was born to rise
Upon death He has risen, through His death we survived;
Because of Him, in the darkness, in the labyrinth of our night;
There will always,always be the little flicker of a candle,
that fills our hearts with hope, and warming light.
We hold so close to our hearts
The cross where Jesus died
But so much more than the blood-stained cross
Is that Jesus came back to life
The stone’s been rolled away
The tomb lay open and bare
They looked for Him, and then the angel said
That He is no longer here
Oh what joy they must have felt
To see Him just once more
To eat with Him, to drink with Him
To receive Him back as Lord
So much did He accomplish
Through His death upon the cross
And in His rising from the dead
He reconciled us back to God
Nothing else could bridge the gap
That sin had wrenched apart
Now we can freely go to God
And receive Christ in our hearts