COME TO THE EASTER PARTY
BY Ann Weems
I think on Easter
morning we should throw confetti in church!
What about a little fanfare?
A deafening drum roll?
A three-minute standing ovation?
What? Have we had the drums beaten
out of us
That we in the celebrative community
Get excited about God’s aliveness?
About God’s love given to us
Have we given Easter to the lily
bearers, the bunny rabbits,
the patent leather shoes?
Let’s face it: we live as though we
don’t believe in Easter . . .
Easter scares us
Because we’re the people who can’t
That God gives us abundant Life;
We think we have to earn it.
In our pull-yourself-up
It’s hard to remember that God
doesn’t buy the self-made man.
So we in the church spend our lives
What good people we are,
What achievers we are,
How much we deserve God’s love.
We want to pay our own way,
But Easter says it’s already been
Easter says, no matter how prodigal,
We can go home again!
So come to the Easter party!
Let’s celebrate that amazing grace
That in Christ’s resurrection
We are still loved even at our most
The Lord has given us the music;
All we need do is dance it!
Come to the Easter party!
Copyrighted, Ann Weems, in
"Reaching for Rainbows"