The Beginning After the End

So wait, the tomb is empty?
What does this mean?
What does it mean for me?

Somehow, You did not lose.
You defeated death, so
It’s not the end after all?
And even when the news tells us
That evil is winning,
It’s really not?

My hope is back—You
Carried away my sin,
Dumped it at the gates of hell—and
Came back lugging my hope
On Your shoulders.

Joy buoys me to weightlessness.
No problem can chain me
To hell’s surly bonds,
No matter how big I think it is.
No habits, no behaviors,
Can keep me from You,
From Your love.

This still makes no sense to me,
But who cares?
Good news is good news,
No matter how sensible it is.

If You’re on my side,
Who can stand against me?
New life, new beginning,
I am free—
Humbled and grateful
And oh so free.


David K. Carpenter
April 17, 2022 – Resurrection Sunday
Copyright © 2022 by David K. Carpenter, All rights reserved

In the power of Jesus’ mighty Name, I pray that we all live into the freedom He bought for us with His blood. Let us all go shine His light into the darkness. Christ is risen, so let’s live like it! God bless you!

— Dave

About Writing & Photography by David K. Carpenter

Photographer of Light and Life, Writer of Life as it finds me
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