Now that Easter is around the corner, preparations must be afoot for the Sunday celebrations. In case you do not know much about Easter, let's first understand its significance. This important religious day celebrates the resurrection of Christ from the dead on the third day from his crucifixion. This, according to the Christian scripture, is a message to everyone that God loves all. Easter does not fall on the same day every year as the date is determined using a lunar calendar. The first Sunday after the first full moon after 21 March is the day ascribed to Easter when Christian families have a get- together and kids get to enjoy. As the festival heralds hope for the people, even the season rings in a new change. The spring festival is a time when nature blossoms forth in all its resplendence to the music of the singing of tuneful birds. This has spawned many a poet's imagination.
'Easter Reflections' is a beautiful poem by Helen Steiner Rice that tells how God blesses us through the enchanting beauty of the spring season. In this poem, the poet muses on the majesty of the Easter season and is splendiferous offerings. Easter is an event that celebrates life and birth and is solemnized during spring, which enthralls us with its bounties and beauties. In this poem, the poet raises a toast to the beautiful springtime ad its abundance. For the poet, Easter is the time when earth wakes up from a deep slumber and heralds the beginning on new life. Bird's chirps around and vibrant blooms like daffodils, hyacinths and tulips breathe new life and fragrance into nature. However, the bliss of Easter season is not just limited to its natural beauties. In fact, this is a time to feel the real blessings of God and thank him for his eternal gift that he has conferred on us as Easter. This touching poem by Helen Steiner Rice has garnered accolades for its poignant musings and the delicacy with which she brings out the grandeur of the season and exalts the contribution of God. Let's revel in the lyrics of this poem.
With OUR EYES we see
The beauty of Easter
as the earth awakens once more...
With OUR EARS we hear
The birds sing sweetly
to tell us Spring again is here...
With OUR HANDS we pick
the golden daffodils
and the fragrant hyacinths...
But only with OUR HEARTS
can we feel the MIRACLE of GOD'S LOVE
which redeems all men...
And only with OUR SOUL
can we make our 'pilgrimage to God'
and inherit His Easter Gift of ETERNAL LIFE.
This is one Easter poem that has been appreciated by people from all walks of life. The beauty of spring merged with the grace of God makes this poem a delightful read. Reading this beautiful composition again and again would take you closer to the real essence of the poem and allow you to experience the true grace of Lord.