An Easter Poem

I know, I know...I'm sure you are all sick of reading my poor attempts at poetry. However, I'm still going to force you to read this! BWAHAHAHA!! }:)

Actually, you don't need to read this...I was kidding about that. ;)

But really, why would I write a poem this Easter? (I mean, other than the fact that I wrote one last Easter...)
Well, as a writer, every time I read books I play a game with myself called the what-would-happen-if-I-switched-the-POV-in-this-book game. It's fun, you should try it sometime. :)
Also Dad is a pastor...most of you already know that...and he's preaching through Luke right now on Wednesday nights and we're in the second chapter.
So combine those two things and the fact that Easter was coming up really rapidly and you get my poem.
Basically, in a nut-shell, the poem is about our Savior's journey to earth and back again from His perspective.

And so now I give you, without further ado:

The Journey of Christ:


My Father said "go" so I went
To a world that towards hell was bent
To save them from sin
And over death win
My Father said "go" so I went

My Father said "stay" so I stayed
As a babe in a manger I laid
I know that I cried
But I never lied
My Father said "stay" so I stayed

My Father said "grow" so I grew
In stature and in wisdom too
I healed and taught
And loved a whole lot
My Father said "grow" so I grew

My Father said "die" so I died
Father forgive them! I cried
They knew not what they
Were doing that day
When Father said "die" and I died

My Father said "wait"; I obeyed
As in the ground I was laid
In the tomb for three days
My followers in a haze
My Father said "wait"; I obeyed

My Father said "rise!" so I rose
And all that was left were the clothes
Mary Magdalene came by
She didn't know I was I
When Father said "rise!" and I rose

My Father said "reveal" so I did
To all who doubted I bid
To look at my hands
And the hole in my glands
My Father said "reveal" so I did

My Father said "come" and I came
Not everyone was to know My name
That would come in time
I'd save all who were Mine
But Father said "come" so I came

Soon Father will say "go" and I'll go
To be King of the whole earth below
My servants will praise
Father and Me all their days
When Father says "go" and I go


Have a wonderful Easter celebrating the fact that we can rest in the knowledge that our Savior stands at the right hand of God and intercedes for us every moment of every day! Hallelujah!

We serve a risen Lord!


Comments

  1. Wow! Love the poem, Rebekah! :)

    Happy Easter!

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    1. Thanks! I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

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  2. I really liked your poem, Rebekah! It was really good!
    Happy Easter! :D

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    1. Thank you! Hope you had a wonderful Easter! :)

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  3. *has not read any of your poetry and hence is not sick and tired of reading it* :P
    I LOVED IT THOUGH. :) I never would have thought to write from Jesus' perspective, but that was a really good idea! Also, I really liked how you had the verses parallel each other. :D
    Great job! :):)

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    1. Glad you liked it! I do my best. ;) Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

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  4. Great job, Rebekah! That was beautiful. :) I've read most of your poetry, but I'm not tired of it. ;P

    My dad usually goes through a different book of the Bible on Wednesdays too! Right now it's Acts. ;)

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    1. I'm glad to hear that. :) Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

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  5. Enjoyed the use of meter in your poem! I am a meter maniac and so few poets these days have one. Great thoughts as well as the 'unfolding story' quality.

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    1. Thank you! Glad you liked it! I'm not the best a creating a good meter *embarrassed smile* so I'm glad you as a meter maniac approve! ;) Thanks for the comment!

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