WHAT IS RESURRECTION?
It is Christ Jesus encountering His own
God’s unique gift in boundless love shown.
It is life after a death ignominious
The conquest of mortality- a victory glorious.
It is fire that breaks the darkened night
Shining forth from the tomb, eternal light.
It is love that can’t be touched by destruction
Fertile seed of God’s new creation.
It is the awareness of celestial presence and power
Hidden, yet real, love’s sublime shower.
It is the banquet in which we celebrate
Communion of the faithful- its glory anticipate.
It is the divine dimension shining through
Visible only to faith’s view.
It is the Ark entering the temple
An asset out of liabilities ample.
It is victory after crossing the sea
And allowing God, God to be.
It is the triumph of fullness over emptiness
True sweetness sipped from the cup of bitterness.
It is divine strength and human weakness
Health gained after fatal illness.
It is the martyr’s blood – salvation’s seed
That over the world, did Christians breed
It is light of love in darkness drear
A lively faith that casts out fear.
It is the secret of zeal of God’s messengers bold
Fighting the good fight with courage untold.
It is freedom from slavery to sin
The breaking forth of the Spirit from within.
It is the source of inspiration for you and me
To surrender to God with hearts pure and free.