Saturday, March 08, 2008

Easter Now

Long ago and far away
Jesus rose from the dead, they say.
But that was then
and this is now.

Times are rough and unforgiving;
Getting by is scarcely living.
If there be truth
I must know now.

Pretty words stop short for me;
My soul demands reality.
If I've been blind
open my eyes.

In my honest search I found
a Father's loving arms,
a warm embrace,
eternal prize.

Oh! amazing grace so undeserved
and joy beyond description!
New life is NOW
and yet to be!

—Elaine Hardt ©1991