The early light pours through every window
And it bathes the Earth
Drawing up every sleeping blade of grass
And surrounding every twig of each heaven- pointing branch
Still brittle from winter’s long death.
Its pull is magnetic
Summoning from the red mud below
Through the soft, white roots forever in darkness
The water of life
Into green leaf and yellow bud.
And drink deeply of this taste of life
And bask in this first warmth
The Earth is now new and washed clean
Let yourself know that it will last forever
And multiply and teem with all things new;
Every promised thing.
Know that the very depth of longing
Shall be satisfied
And every mouth filled.
This is the gospel
These are the very words of God:
It is life and not death
That will prevail.
Open your heart to the light
Don’t be afraid.