Saturday, April 23, 2011

Holy Saturday

Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16Job 14:1-14 or Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-241 Peter 4:1-8Matthew 27:57-66 or John 19:38-42


In the fullness of time,
God spoke the Word
into a woman.

The Word came to know
her blood,
her warmth,
her voice.
She held him nine months
and brought him forth
for the revealing of hearts
and the piercing of her soul.

When he was rejected, scorned, killed,
the earth received him
into her arms.

The Word came to know
her stone,
her cold,
her silence.
She held him three days
and breathed him forth
for the redeeming of the world
and the tearing of the veil.

Knowing woman, knowing earth,
the Word speaks truth
with tenderness: Love one another.

The Rev. Dr. Ann Bagley Willms

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