“No death was not my plan” God said
When Adam chose the names for beasts
When I in secret fashioned Eve
While He lay fast asleep
Now when Spring seems far away
And under snow the garden sleeps
Remember that in frozen ground
The Tulip’s promise keeps
For as the last frost leaves the earth
The flower finds its way
And just as Jesus rose from death
It breaks through to sunny day!
No Death Was Not My Plan!
by Peter Caligiuri copyright © 2022
All rights reserved
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
John 10:10 ESV
The angel said to the women,”Don’t be afraid, for I know you were looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here. He is risen, just as He said! Come and see the place where He lay. Then go quickly and tell His disciples!”Matthew 28:5-7a NIV
Fear is one of those things everyone has battled ever since Adam and Eve took the first bite of the forbidden fruit. As a friend who had done work building 600 foot steel towers once told me, “The man who says he isn’t afraid is a liar!” We are all afraid, at different times and in different places. But whatever we are fearful of this morning, we are advised to look and see, He is not here. In the place where He is, fear is forever vanquished. He is alive and is calling us to come and see for ourselves, and then go and tell others He has risen. “We don’t need to be afraid anymore!”
In the Wounds Doubt Disappeared In the garden at the dawn In darkness doubt and tears He called Mary first and then To the others He appeared But Thomas was not there And said “I won’t believe That Jesus is alive Till I can touch his scars and see” He kept doubting till the day At his table Christ appeared And called him come to touch His wounds And in those wounds doubt disappeared In the Wounds Doubt Disappeared by Peter Caligiuri copyright 2022 all rights reserved