Saturday, April 3, 2010

Holy Saturday

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. Romans 8:1-4

Buried now
sealed in a tomb
no daylight pierces the sounds
muffled and distant all yearning
gone all pain subsided
not yet resurrected.

This day we wait between
crucifixion and new life we are
anxious people waiting for
light and sound again, breath and air
colliding lives intertwined again
and the world's sweet music of life.

It is finished the suffering
sorrow and shame of festering evil borne
by one man, nailed and lifted
to a cross, the world's worst condemned
to die on an ancient tree.

We wait today but no longer
under sentence, no longer condemned
to follow dark paths to gallows hung
we are waiting for inhaling
our breath stopped by the tragedy
our lungs to be refilled by the miracle.

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