Sunday, April 27, 2014

earthquake

And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. (Matthew 28:2)


sometimes it takes an earthquake to roll the stone away
God sends his angel to disrupt or disturb
to shake or quake our lives and our world
just enough so that the stone that held us captive
a prisoner trapped in the dark gloom of death and despair
is rolled away from the tomb
and we are given the power and freedom and possibility
of leaving the stench and decay of death behind
and stepping out into the warmth and light of new life
alive.  risen.  resurrected.
O God, let us take that step

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