Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Rising


Yes- There is an Easter Bunny. Reaching in the weeds yesterday, I came close to grabbing its tail when it shot out like- well, a rabbit.

This morning began with singing and wine. In church. The Sacrament. A light drizzle dripping steadily from the angels wringing out the clouds, my heart rejoiced. The sunrise  service was moved INSIDE! Hallelujah!

Writers spend our lives hunting and gathering similarities to feed our audience. HOPE REALIZED  is the phrase synonymous with Spring and Easter. This song is a treasure found that strums the gardening heart. It serenades with the promise of a continuum of life.

In the Bulb There is A Flower  
 by Natalie Allyn Wakeley Sleeth


In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree;

In cocoons, a hidden promise: butterflies will soon be free!

In the cold and snow of winter there’s a spring that waits to be,

Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

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There’s a song in every silence, seeking word and melody;

There’s a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me.

From the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery,

Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

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In our end is our beginning; in our time, infinity;

In our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity,

In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory,

Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.


May Your Easter and all the days that follow be blessed.

Easter Bunny portrait by Gene Sasse




5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lydia, How appropriate can a song be for the Easter Season? Another gift from Helen's service and there were many. Happy Easter...Edda

Anonymous said...

Lydia,

Glad you found that hymn. Yes,it was the perfect song for the memorial service for Helen Flowers Doss and for Easter.

I did take holy communion this morning but not the communal wine from a single goblet. I don't understand that.

It was an uplifting and blessed High Mass and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Happy Easter!
Hugs, Trisha

Lydia said...

Happy Easter back at you Trisha! Thank you for taking time out on a busy family holiday to write in.

It would be interesting to know the backstory as to why Catholics use a single goblet while Lutherans use individual servings for communion.

Lydia said...

Trish- You know I had to look):- Some Lutheran congregations prefer a single communal cup. Never seen it- but it does exist.

So far as quick peak- no incidence of increased outbreaks of anything in pandemic outbreaks. If someone is too sick to take communion- it is recommended they stay home as they are at risk to spread a disease from handshake, cough or sneeze as easily as from briefest sip from a cup.

Oregon Sue said...

Lovely! Happy Easter. xo