Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Without Easter

He is not here but is risen. Luke 24:6

How could hope’s well-spring surge
What then could our guilt purge?

How could we ever sing?
No joy could yield full measure nor

And every bloom a gloomy thorn
Pressed hard upon the head

Without Easter, then Christmas
Would be a vain affair
Without Easter eternity
Would be too long to bear

Without Easter, our passage
Through life’s struggle and pain
Of all that yet remains

Without Easter, a promise
Would be hollow, and Hope
A mystery; without Easter
Tell me, how could we cope?

© Janet Martin

What is hope? The world cries. What is another word for hope? There is only one word for hope; Jesus. Why Jesus? Because of what we call Easter.


  1. Amen. Thank you for sharing your lovely words, Janet...wishing you a blessed Easter!

    1. thank-you, and can you guess what you have me doing? yep...getting ready to anyhow-paint a bench:))

  2. Beautiful poem. I wish you and yours a blessed Easter. Hugs. Pam

    1. thank-you and likewise. I'm sure you miss your brother in times like these, but are comforted knowing his hope has been fulfilled!


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