“Resurrection Madness”

I Praise You for This Resurrection Madness
By Ted Loder

Lord of such amazing surprises
as put a catch in my breath
and wings on my heart,

I praise you for this joy,
too great for words
but not for tears and songs and sharing;

for this mercy
that blots out my betrayals
and bids me begin again
to limp on,
to hop-skip-and jump on,
to mend what is broken
in and around me,
and to forgive the breakers;

for this YES
to life and laughter,
to love and lovers,
and to my unwinding self;

for this kingdom
unleashed in me and I in it forever,
and no dead ends to growing,
to choices,
to chances,
to calls to be just;

no dead endings to living
to making peace,
to dreaming dreams,
to be glad of heart;

for this resurrection madness
which is wiser than I
and in which I see
how great you are,
and full of grace.

Jesus mercifully invites you and me into this life of “resurrection madness”!  May we offer sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving moment by moment to our Lord, as we step out of Lent and out of Holy Week but into grace-filled ordinary days.

One thought on ““Resurrection Madness”

  1. sharon meyer says:

    Great poem. I love it’s message!! Thank you!!

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