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Remember the Reason

Remember the reason for the season,

Corruption of intent and confusion of purpose.

Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies, and church productions,

Remember the reason for the season.

As Christmas transforms into consumption,

so could Resurrection Sunday into comfort.

Do we pause to remember…

betrayal, isolation, denial?

 the gruesome death on the cross?

the dead body in rock?

the 11?

Shame

1

Disappointment

2

Confusion

3

Remember the reason for the season?

Do we pause and contemplate the emotion of the women

A stone rolled away

An empty grave

A pair in dazzling apparel

Do we pause and celebrate, “He is not here, but has risen.”?

Do we “remember how He told you, while He was still in Galilee?”

A stone rolled away

An empty grave

Christ is alive!

The Resurrected keeps His promise

The gravity of this moment,

for every action, an equal and opposite reaction.

The miracle

Selah

Promises kept

Selah

He is God!

Selah

Let us…

Let us remember the reason for the season.

Zach Meerkreebs, New City Stories Contributor

What Faith?

What faith do we have,
If we’ve declared our next step
And the way we’ll get there too?

What faith do we have
If we don’t look to you?

What faith do we have,
If we’re safe because of fear;
We don’t risk, we don’t give.

What faith do we have,
If we don’t boldly live?

What faith do we have,
If troubles and doubts come
And we cry out to you?

What faith do we have,
If we don’t rejoice too?

What faith do we have,
If above angels and demons you sit,
With a work finished and assurance to bring?

What a faith we do have,
In you Jesus, our King.

*Inspired by the book of Hebrews*

Mary Katherine Wildeman, New City Stories Contributor