Day 5 of the A-Z challenge, and a poem written a few years ago, when the weather was a bit different from the bitter-cold Easter we had last weekend.
The cockerel crowing in the middle of the day;
Unusual – yet it reminded me
There was one who denied, and the Saviour kept on loving –
Restored this man, so he could follow Him.
I went on listening, and the birds in the sky
Took my thoughts back to an early morning:
The one who betrayed was filled with remorse, and hung himself;
Perhaps he felt it a burden – having to put things right.
The horse neighing, from further away –
A strong animal, which brought to mind
The powerful soldiers, and all their mockery:
Were any of their hearts touched by the One who hung on that cross?
The tiny lavender-plants, only recently purchased;
Frail – yet their frailty reminded me
God chose the foolish things of the world; His followers are despised and belittled,
But we have One who loves and accepts us.
Relaxing in the garden, I rested my head on my arms;
I felt the wood of that garden table, and I was reminded
Of my Saviour’s body, crucified on a tree
So that I could have life in all its fullness.
And as the sun shone brightly in the sky,
I remembered Jesus – the Son of God –
The Son of Righteousness; He has risen not merely from the tomb,
But also in the hearts of all who will believe in Him.