Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Son has risen

The traditional Easter morning proclamation, “Christ is risen”, and the response, “He is risen indeed!”, put me in mind of a late winter morning earlier this year when I rose early and crept out of our hotel in Tiberias, camera in hand, to go see the sun rise over the Sea of Galilee.

Sunrise over Galilee

A poem by a friend, the late Bruce Smith, clergyman, writer, musician, artist and poet, says what was in my heart better than I ever could.


From Tiberias’ shore,

behind tall reeds and rushes,

I saw the sun rise

on Galilee.

I saw it colour the sky

moment by moment in

brightening gold till its

fierce fire rose blazing

behind silhouetted hills

touching and transforming

the lake to a sea of

fabled wealth.


How often, I wondered,

did He see this – whose being

here had brought me here

to see for myself where heaven’s

Son shone at first?

Wishing you all a joyful Easter.


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