Archive | March 2021


In the second century, Christians began using eggs as a symbol of Christ’s resurrection. Just as a chick breaks out of the shell of the egg in order to live, so Christ “broke out” of the tomb in his resurrection on Easter morning. 

Ken Untener, The Little White Book for Easter

Photo by Jean Pike

Under An Eastern Sky

Under An Eastern Sky

Under an eastern sky,
Amid a rabble’s cry,
A Man went forth to die,
For me! for me!

Thorn-crowned His blessed head,
Blood-stained His every tread;
Cross-laden He was led,
For me! for me!

Pierced His hands and feet,
Three hours o’er Him beat
Fierce rays of noon-tide heat,
For me! for me!

Thus wert Thou made all mine;
Lord, make me wholly Thine;
Grant grace and strength divine
To me! to me!

In thought and word and deed,
Thy will to do, O lead
My soul, e’en though it bleed,
To Thee, to Thee.

Lyrics: Albert Benjamin Simpson (1843-1919)
Music: Isaac Hickman Meredith (1872-1962)
Photo: Marge McCoy