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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