By Larry Peacock
On the way to the tomb.
Death as usual.
But. Not this morning!
Not this time!
The Son rises!
Alleluias bounce off the walls.
Love tap dances on the tomb.
And we are changed!
One amazing, death-shattering Easter story,
Causing us to laugh and smile,
To love mightily and to pray deeply,
To do good passionately and sing boldly. Alleluia!
Larry J. Peacock is a retired United Methodist Minister, author of Openings: A Daybook of Saints, Sages, Psalms, and Prayer Practices, a spiritual director, and current director of the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Milwaukie, Oregon.
By Larry J. Peacock. © 2017 Alive Now. Permission granted to use in corporate worship.