Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Chiasma

One of my Easter traditions is re-reading this beautiful poem my father wrote.  Hope you enjoy it too.
Chiasma in the Spirit of the Easter Season

By Shelley M Beckstrand
April 15, 1987

 Jesus Christ, the first born son of our Father in Heaven
          The Only Begotten Son of God in the flesh
                   Was born of Mary,
                             To die.

Obediently suffering death,
          Now offering exaltation
                   To those who accept him as
                             Their Savior.

With sorrow
          He atoned for our sins.
                   Being wounded on the cross, his heart burst
                             Broken for our transgressions –
                             To heal us if we will repent by
                   Sacrificing a contrite spirit and a broken heart.
          We thus abandon our sins
For peace.

                             His children
                   Are those who serve him,
          Nurturing hope in eternal life,
Enduring faithful to the end.

                             We live
                   Born again
          Of the Spirit, children of Christ,
Sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father.

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