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Sunrise – 16th April 2017

Sunrise – 16th April 2017
April 14, 2017 Judith Simms

The sunrise was so very beautiful –

Deep oranges, brilliant yellow, a faint rosy pink;

I leaned out of the window to catch the colour.

At that moment the sun

Rose,

Overrode the colours

As the button clicked

And

In astonishment

I gazed at the caught white light.

 

Searching, Lord to share something

Special about that very first Easter Sunrise

I thought:

Easter Light absorbs all the colour,

The darkness,

The soreness,

Transforms it and reveals

Purity

Cleansing

Life

 

‘Alleluia’

We sing

‘Alleluia

Christ is Risen’ –

But the rising

Is more than a word,

More even than a hope

It is an acclamation

That You

Almighty God

Are above and beyond

Our imagination.

You take all that we are

When we release ourselves

Into your hands

And transform us!

 

‘Alleluia’ we sigh

With a breath of relief,

‘Alleluia!’ we whisper

In the dark night time of our fears.

You, Jesus, are with us.

Light of the world

You swallow colour and dark

And shine

Gloriously

Then

Hand all the colours back as you breathe

Your Spirit

into our world.

 

CHRIST IS RISEN

ALLELUIA

 

Thanks be to God

Amen

 

Reading:  John 20:1-18

StF 314     This joyful Eastertide

 

Prayers for April by Hazel Parsons