~ The Promise of Easter ~
“God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.”
~ I Corinthians 6:14
Dear Members and Friends,
Here’s an Easter poem written by Samuel Longfellow, the lesser-known brother of Henry:
O Life that maketh all things new
The blooming earth, the thoughts of men!
Our pilgrim feet, wet with Thy dew,
In gladness hither turn again.
From hand to hand the greeting flows,
From eye to eye the signals run,
From heart to heart the bright hope glows;
The seekers of the Light are one.
One in the freedom of the truth,
One in the joy of paths untrod,
One in the soul’s perennial youth,
One in the larger thought of God;
The freer step, the fuller breath,
The wide horizon’s grander view,
The sense of life that knows no death
The Life that maketh all things new.
May God bless you with a sense of new and unending life in this season of Easter.