November 23, 2017
from April 13, 2017

“Jesus was there too …”

we gave you a pageant, a play, a parade
colours and eggs and crosses and crèches
all arrayed in colourful splendour for you
this truth we believe and proclaim to you
in the smiles on the faces of our children
in their tears of joy as they tear at paper
in colourful little sweets scattered in our yards
we opened our doors to you, asked you inside
we gave you coffee, cookies, tea and cakes
we even had bread and wine a cross and a tomb
spoke with tearful emotion of their part
in the dramatic tragedy that gives us life
it was beautiful, lovely, had swelling music
what reason, after seeing all that we did,
do you have to refuse so great a salvation?

Jesus was there, He was there in the pageant
right in the middle … couldn’t you see him?

After reading this Facebook post:

“[Church] kids took an Easter parade around the block,
led by the Easter Chicken and The Bunny with a few Palm Sunday colts.
Jesus was there too, you just couldn't see him.”