In a foreign land,
over two thousand years ago,
there lived a man,
whom the world would come to know.
Raised out of Nazareth,
his humble place of birth,
tasked with spreading words of love,
and of peace throughout the Earth.
Many were his deeds,
and so timeless and true his word,
that he changed the shape of the world,
for those who saw and heard.
He challenged the authority,
of those who then held sway,
by telling common people that through his Father,
there lay a better way.
Challenged by his word,
and fearing influence on the wane,
by deceit and lie,
they sought to take control back again.
Despite his deeds and truth,
evident in what he taught,
by deception, lies and betrayal,
he was rounded up and caught.
In a trial that found no arguement,
to undermine what he had said,
he was sentenced to crucifixion,
nailed on a cross until he was dead.
I am sure you know the rest,
of how on the third day he did rise,
and you have seen our world still battling,
against the hate and all the lies.
On this very weekend, remember,
this man from long ago I beg,
for there is much more to this remembrance,
than the chocolate in your egg.
Enjoy you Easter everyone.