I John 3:18

All original content copyright Jessica Nicole Schafer, 2007-2016.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

EASTER PEOPLE, SING OUT LOUD.
EASTER PEOPLE, HOPE IN ME.
EASTER PEOPLE, DON’T FORGET
ALL THINGS WILL BE NEW IN ME.

EASTER PEOPLE,YOU CAN LOOK AROUND
AND SEE THE SUFFERING, PAIN, AND TEARS…
DON’T JUST FOLLOW ME, I’VE CALLED YOU
TO JOIN IN MY WORK THROUGHOUT YOUR YEARS.

IT’S IN ME THAT YOU WILL FIND LIFE
YOU’LL FIND HOPE IN MY COMFORTING VOICE,
REMEMBER THAT EVERYDAY I GIVE YOU,
EVERY MOMENT YOU HAVE A CHOICE.

WILL YOU LOVE THE LOWLY?
WILL YOU TAKE CARE OF THE POOR?
WON’T YOU COMFORT THOSE WHO HURT,
WON’T YOU BE AN OPEN DOOR?

WILL YOU LOVE OTHERS THE WAY I LOVE YOU?
SO MUCH THAT IT CHANGES YOUR INNER CORE?
DON’T LOVE THROUGH ENABLING OR SELF GRATIFICATION,
YOU CAN’T DO THAT ANYMORE.

I LOVE YOU ENOUGH TO CHANGE YOU,
YOU CAN’T KNOW ME AND STAY THE SAME.
STOP SAYING AND START DOING,
AND DO IT ALL THROUGH MY NAME.

YOU SEE IT’S MUCH BIGGER THAN YOU THOUGHT,
I CALLED YOU OUT TO DO MY WORK….
SITTING IDLY BY IS NO GOOD…
DON’T JUST SIT THERE AND SHIRK.

I LOVED YOU WITH MY WORDS, INDEED,
BUT I LOVED YOU WITH MY ACTIONS, TOO…
DON’T FORGET THAT YOUR WORK ISN’T DONE,
YOU KNOW WHAT YOU NEED TO DO.

SO EASTER PEOPLE, REMEMBER
THE REASON YOU’RE STILL THERE…
TO CARRY A CROSS TOGETHER AND SHARE
THE HOPE I GIVE TO PEOPLE EVERYWHERE.

J.N.S. April 7, 2009

3 comments:

Carmen said...

Great work, sister-friend-chica-wedkita.

I've been writing about 'called-out' for the last two or three weeks. I sat down this morning to finish up what I kept not getting done...

lv you!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

beautiful! simply beautiful words

happy easter to you and your family

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

I hope you and your family had a lovely Easter!!