The Easter Lily flaunts its brilliant, alabaster flow’r
for just a fleeting breath of time. Beyond its hour
so ardently expressed, it doffs its petaled robe of sacrifice
in def’rence to the wonder of the Risen Christ!
Remaining is the leaf-borne stalk that long before
the fabled Easter hour, conceived, in its prophetic store,
the means to show Messiah’s heav’nly Grace—
since through the Lily’s radiant flow’r,
we’re gained a hint of the Redeemer’s Face!
The sturdy, remnant stalk prevails in bold, Creation’s green—
a tangible reminder of the promised, unseen
presence of the Holy Spirit Advocate Christ sent
to be with us eternally–His ultimate intent!
So tribute, passioned Tribute, to the Holy Easter Flow’r!
May it blossom in our longing souls throughout our passing hours.
And when it blooms at Easter, with its radiance Divine,
I’ll know through mercies of the Risen Christ
that His Salvation’s mine!
(Jerry S. author )