The life of Jesus is like the seasons of the earth.
Spring brings life as a symbol of his birth,
New animals are born and the children play,
The sun seems brighter with each passing day.
Then summer comes and Jesus is a man,
He teaches His Father's word across the distant land,
It is a time of joy and happiness everywhere,
But a darker season approaches and autumn will soon be here.
Autumn follows with darkness and cold,
As the men of the earth reject all the Lord has told,
He is carried to Calvary and there He is tried,
He is crowned with thorns, and then crucified.
Now winter arrives and my Lord lies dead.
Satan claims victory and crowns his own head.
But the grave cannot hold and Jesus reappears,
The Savior is alive, and eternal spring is here!
"Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, 'I am the light of the
world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness
but will have the light of life'." John 8:12 (NRSV)
[ Scott Metcalf -- from T. Foster ]
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