Saturday, March 30, 2013

just for today . . .the day after . . .3/30/13

Dear Holy Friends,every thing make the tears start?
The day after . . . for us it is the day between Good Friday and Easter. For them, was it hopeless and forsaken?
in His grip,
Chandra Lynn Smith
The Day After
Where did they go, to whom did they turn
    did hopeless and shame in their hearts burn?
They had all run away when Jesus died,
    how did they find a place to hide?
Mary and John had stayed till the end
    were they angry at their disappearing friends?
At what point did they find comfort in each other?
    And how did they ever console his mother?
Who paced, who cried, so great was their grief,      
   how could they process all they had seen?
In those hours did they shares stories of Him?
    could they think of anything good to lesson the grim?
As the sun set on the day and Sabbath began
    Could they see any good in Jahweh's plan?
They all knew what He said would happen on the morrow
    somehow I bet that didn't help their sorrow.
So today my thoughts are all about the next day
    the horror and grief they had to face.
The cross on the hill was empty and bare
    their Savior died while they appeared not to care.
May I never take lightly the truth of this day
    I'm like they were, I still run away.
Thankfully I know it's just the end of the chapter
    and hope is still alive on this day after.
~Chandra Lynn Smith, 3/30/13~

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