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,
Obediently suffering death,
Now offering exaltation
To those who accept him as
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
Are those who serve him,
Nurturing hope in eternal life,
Enduring faithful to the end.
Of the Spirit, children of Christ,
Sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father.