Posted by: Jonathan Caswell | April 3, 2012

EASTER/PASSOVER RAMBLINGS


EASTER/PASSOVER RAMBLINGS

by Jonathan Caswell

Why do Christians still call it “Easter”

When Easter is a pagan idea,

We think it’s good for the children…

To pump them with sugar each year.

At Seder meals there is a seat

Saved for Elijah to return when he will,

A place is set where he can eat….

Faithful Jews are waiting still.

We Christians say he’s come already,

By the spirit of Elijah in John…

Christ said he was the greatest born of women,

Jesus insisted on being baptized by this one.

Most Christians don’t seem to want it,

To learn symbolism from Jews,

Like twelve tribes camped around the Tabernacle…

Forming a cross, presaging Good News.

The three cups presented at seder,

Mind-blowing for Christians who’ve heard

The allusions to Christ’s coming kingdom….

Special meaning in gesture and word.

The Lamb and the Scapegoat was Jesus,

And His blood poured out cleansed us all

Whom the Father bestowed with His Spirit…

This new “Adam” paid for sin after the Fall.

And how to explain the church calendar,

Where “three days” add up to one and a half…

Gentile scribes who ignored proper timing

Have done disservice by this incredible gaff.

We’re so bound up in nationalities

That the Gospel is swept under nation pride,

Anyone (like Jews) not close neighbors…

Suffer from ethnocentric deride.

When God wanted fasting in Israel,

He wanted justice to rain down

On all those desiring His mercy,

But His people litter holy ground.

Christians reach Resurrection Sunday

Through a works-driven season of Lent,

I pray that your faith will remain firm in Him

Not because of sackcloth you rent.


Responses

  1. a brilliant piece of writing!

    • Please don’t mind me—some minor editing done. Sounds better but the same ideas. Thanks for the patience of you-all!

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  5. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

    GENTILES—SOMETIMES YOU CAN’T LIVE WITH THEM—BUT CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT THEM, BY GOD’S DCREE!


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