When Jesus was crucified, the devil thought he’d scored;
but death couldn’t hold Jesus, for He is the Lord.
Through His death and resurrection, all is restored,
for those who take Him as Savior and make Him their Lord.
For God so loved us all, that His great love was poured–
down to the whole world through His Son, Jesus, the Lord.
The love we receive through Him promotes kindness and accord;
the way to true peace is found through Jesus, our Lord.
Committing your life to Him is a wise step, so walk toward–
the hand that’s outstretched to you by Jesus, “your” Lord.
The good news of the Gospel is too wonderful to be ignored,
for the goodness of God is yours through Jesus Christ, the Lord.
P. A. Oltrogge
“And the angel answered and said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said….'” (from Matthew 28, the angelic greeting to the women who had come to the tomb/grave site)
“The other disciples therefore were saying to him, ‘We have seen the Lord!’….” John 20:25 (stated to Thomas after the resurrection of Jesus)
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16
“…I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly.” (the words of Jesus from John 10:10)
“Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature (creation); old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
Further reflections on Easter can be found at archived poems, “Just as He Said”; “The Tomb That Became Glorious”; “God’s Flower of “Brass”; “Reflections on the Legend of the Dogwood”; and “He, a Rose”.