Resurrection: V. Glory

Submitted by Kyleigh on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 09:36

Canto V. Glory

The disciples believed; it was true; they saw.
We have not seen, but can still be in awe.
Don’t doubt like Thomas, unbelieving,
Until Jesus was before him and he was touching, seeing.

“Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

It came about as God had spoken, just as He said,
Jesus was killed and then raised from the dead.
He atoned for our sin and now is on high,
For those that believe, we’ll never truly die.

We were buried with Him in baptism, raised
By faith in the powerful working of God – oh, Him be praised!
He made us alive together with Christ, forgiving our sins,
Canceling our debt – the glory begins!

Our risen Lord ascended on high,
Seated at the right hand of the Father high up in the sky.
His glory was veiled when He was on earth,
Had to take on human form for His birth.

Now, returned to the Father, so highly exalted,
Death is overturned - gone, not merely assaulted.
This glory is greater than that which Moses knew,
Repent and believe, and you’ll see it, too.

The justice of God is satisfied,
His wrath poured on Christ, not His bride.
In Christ we’re forgiven, made new, and redeemed,
For when He was in the grave, things were not as they seemed.

God’s sovereign plan was at work from the start,
The things that we see are only a part.
Right now we see dimly, but then face-to-face,
When one day, in glory, we finish the race.

Author's age when written

The final installment of these poems. I have some stories coming next - one short story, and then a "chapter book." :)


I love this. I love the whole first stanza, third stanza about baptism, and the last two stanzas. This is written with such a victorious rhythm and words!

I'm so excited for the short story and the chapter-book that's coming!! :)

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

   I tried to pick out a favorite verse, but to no avail. The whole thing is done very well. A very good ending to you "series".

   It's been a joy to read you poems, and thanks for continuing further than the crucifixion!

"My greatest wish for my writing is that it would point you to the Savior."

He is risen!!
I think the last stanza was my favourite. :)
Ooo, a chapter book...
Thanks for doing this poem, and it was a good end.

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

Thank you, everyone! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the idea to write it, Arthur!