Hey, everyone! Story here. Easter is such a joyful holiday. I've got a great sniffing nose, and I love sniffing all over the yard to find Easter eggs. I still haven't had any luck finding the Easter Bunny though! Even though we celebrate Easter in different ways, for many people it is a holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus. This month, we have an Easter poem called "In the Beginning."
In the Beginning
"In the Beginning" by Kathy Matthes is an Easter poem that explores the relationship between God and His Son and their plan for redemption and salvation. It is based partly on this scripture from John 1: 1-4:
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of mankind. And the Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not grasp it" (NASB).
This poem ponders the notion that before time began, God and His Son existed and put into place their plan of salvation. Jesus voluntarily gave up His immortality, His majesty, His glory and power to become a helpless human child and to ultimately die on the cross to pay the penalty required to restore God's relationship with mankind. I don't really understand all of that stuff because I'm just a dog, but it seems to be important for people to know about, and the poem is moving.
J.A. Maxwell-Saunders' music, " Lost in Thought," has a calm, solemn church hymn feeling with phrasing that matches the poem perfectly.
Well, that’s it for now. Hope you enjoy the Easter poem! See ya next time!