Father God, Your Son, Jesus,
wrapped in cloths after He was born
And laid in a wooden manger
– vulnerable, but our living hope.
Today we think of the hopelessness of Jesus wrapped in the grave cloths
And laid in a tomb after being crucified on a cross – dead!
Holy God, forgive us!
Thank You, that on Easter Day, hope is born again with even greater power,
And strips of cloth are found lying by themselves
The Lord lives and lays dead no more
– He is risen!
We praise You that He is now seated and crowned at Your right
hand – clothed in Glory. Amen.
Copyright Anthony D. Miles