A psalm for Easter...

Let’s celebrate Easter
with the rite
of laughter.
Christ died and rose
and lives.
Laugh like a woman
who holds her first baby.
Our enemy death
will soon be destroyed.
Laugh like a man
who finds he doesn’t have cancer
or does but now there’s a cure.
Christ opened wide the door of heaven.
Laugh like children
at Disneyland’s gates.
This world is owned by God
and He’ll return to rule.
Laugh like a man
who walks away uninjured
from a wreck
in which his car was totaled.
Laugh
as if all the people in the whole world
were invited to a picnic
and then invite them.

-Joe Bayly (from Psalms of My Life)

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and fifteen grandchildren.

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Great thoughts, great poem.

Wonderful poem. Christ in us the Hope Of Glory. We are Christ-ians. "Christ" of course means "Anointed one". When Jesus sent the women to tell His disciples of His resurrection, it was the greatest news ever given to mankind. Jesus defeated Satan and took the keys of death and hell away from him at that Resurrection time. We are to go in His name (in His authority) and reinforce that defeat. Scripture says we are now seated together with Him in heavenly places. Easter is a time of victory, not just victory for eternity but victory for the here and now too.

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