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Happy Easter!

There in the ground his body lay,
Light of the world, by darkness slain.
Then bursting forth in glorious day,
Up from the grave he rose again!
And as he stands in victory,
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me;
For I am his, and he is mine,
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

(from "In Christ Alone")


What Have I Done?

(After reading the crucifixion accounts in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John this morning, I thought I'd try meditating in a poetic form. Here's a second-ish draft of what I wrote. May your Good Friday be full of time to reflect on the Savior's cross with horrified sorrow and grateful awe.)

When he tried Jesus

Pilate asked,

What evil has he done?

I covet,

a toddler bully

biting kids with toys.

What evil has he done?

I indulge,

a lazy teen

refusing to leave bed or do chores.

What evil has he done?

I judge,

a college co-ed

knowing just enough to think

I know more than everyone.

What evil has he done?

I dictate,

an arrogant executive

demanding my plans fulfilled.

What evil has he done?

I resent,

a bitter old lady;

nursing home, nursing grudges.

What evil has he done?


but mine.

I – mocking – cry

Crucify him!

I – penitent – weep

Have mercy!

Crucify him.


HI Day 2: Just Beachy

We started the morning on Sunday with gobbled greetings from our new turkey neighbors.

Then we spent several hours at Hapuna Beach (where my mom and I read, my dad hid from the sun, and Mark and Aaron played Frisbee).

After we cleaned up, my parents treated us to a gourmet dinner at Merriman's.

The End (of day two, at least)