Easter breaks. Our faith is stirring.
Hope awakens with the dawn.
Fear of death that held us hostage
bows to Truth that bids us on.
We've been vaccinated fully
from the dread of dark despair.
We can confidently worship
One whose Spirit fills the air.
Easter breaks. A new day beckons.
We've no cause to mask our joy.
Christ is risen! Hallelujah!
Christ has leveled Satan's ploy.
We're not prisoners any longer.
Though our eyes may close in death,
through Christ's resurrection power
we will claim eternal breath.
Easter breaks. Our world is broken.
Yet Christ's promise still is heard.
He will never, ever, leave us.
Of His Spirit we're assured.
Peace for which we long as Christians,
will be given in God's time.
And when plagued by global chaos,
we can trust God's grand design.
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
tune: Ode to Joy
|PO BOOKS BY GREG ASIMAKOUPOULOS
Sunday Rhymes & Reasons
Published June 4, 2009
Sunday Rhymes and Reasons is a compilation of inspirational poetry by America's pastor/poet laureate, Greg Asimakoupoulos. In this, his third volume of poetry, Pastor Greg paints word pictures that portray both the struggle and fulfillment that define a life of faith. His repertoire of rhymes celebrate rite-of-passage occasions like birth, baptism, marriage and death as well as the major holidays of the church and culture. It is a volume that illustrates the poet's love of words and of popular culture. The author dips his brush into a paint box of hubris, humor and honesty.
"Gloria and I have been encouraged by word pictures from Greg's pen that have celebrated both our ministry and God's presence in our world." – Bill Gaither, Gospel music composer/performer
"Gifted poet Greg Asimakoupoulos is a dear friend of our family. His poetry blesses, comforts, entertains, and provides inspiration for every season of life." – Natalie Grant, singer/songwriter/recording artist
Teachings of a Three Year Old... Turned Tyke,
by Hal Evan Caplan.
A father learns from the wisdom of his toddler.