What is Easter?


“What is Easter?” Some may ask
in this world today
They haven’t had the benefit
of parents that do pray

This new generation
brought up just to think
Easter is for colored eggs
and bunnies that are pink


Picnics in the park with friends
watching children play
Parades in every city
floats are on display


Spring break is a focus
many often have
Some will plan vacation
visit mom and dad


All these things within themselves
are fun and bring us pleasure
Just remember Christ’s own death
for this is the real treasure


Christ was featured on display
he had his own parade
From bleeding wounds came colors red
that all the soldiers made


He didn’t ride on flowered floats
he walked alone instead
carrying his wooden cross
as his body bled

He could hear the ridicule
the screaming out of scorn
They said “yes, here comes the king”
a crown of thorns was worn


They nailed him to that cross that day
on a hill for all to see
They pierced his side and spat on him
took all his dignity


He could have called on angels
to save him from this pain
But instead he suffered
for the world’s own gain


Christ did know this day would come
the purpose of his birth
It didn’t make the suffering less
but he knew its worth


Christ did die..God’s own son
on Golgotha hill
On the third day after that
he arose yet still

His precious blood he shed for us
now cleanses every soul
All our sin is washed away
made clean and pure as gold


He lives! He lives!
As we will one day too
Death of flesh was not his end
it’s the same for me and you!

Written & Submitted By:
© Marlys



Music © Tom Moir