Poems 22

Easter Cards Messages

Let Your Light Shine

You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.
God is not a secret to be kept.
We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill.
If I make you light-bearers,  
you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you?
I’m putting you on a light stand.
Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine!
Keep open house; be generous with your lives.
By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God,
this generous Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:14-16 The Message

There is Hope

Where there were questions,
Jesus came along and answered them-
Yes, I love you.
Yes, there's hope.
Yes, all things are possible
in peace, in rest...in Me.

-Trieste Van Wyngarden

Celebrating the awesome Yes of Jesus...
and praying you're blessed by His joy and love
at Easter and always.

All of God's promises have been fulfilled in Christ
with a resounding "Yes!"
II Corinthians 1:20 NLT

The Hope of Heaven

Only Christ can walk with us through the darkness
and bring us into the light of a new dawn.
Only Christ can give us hope and certainty
that one day we will understand more clearly
the things that are mysteries to us now.
Roy Lessin

Jesus is the Lighthouse that draws us toward the hope of heaven.
He lights our way to paths of righteousness.

Whoever follows Me...will have the light of life.
John 8:12 NIV

Jesus Calling

I am the Resurrection and the Life;
all lasting Life emanates from Me.

People search for life in many wrong ways:
chasing after fleeting pleasures,
accumulating possessions and wealth,
trying to deny the inevitable effects of aging.

Meanwhile I offer abundant Life to everyone who turns toward Me.
As you come to Me and take My yoke upon you, I fill you with My very Life.
This is how I choose to live in the world and accomplish My purposes.
This is also how I bless you with Joy unspeakable and full of Glory.
The Joy is Mine, and the Glory is Mine;
but I bestow them on you as you live in My Presence,
inviting Me to live fully in you.

Excerpt from Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young

John 11:25; Matthew 11:28-29; I Peter 1:8-9


Jesus is light...
Shattering all darkness.
He is Truth...
Silencing all doubts.
He is life...
Defeating death.

May these precious truths bring new joy and faith to your heart
as you celebrate Jesus' resurrection!

Roy Lessin

Jesus saith unto him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me."
John 14:6

God's Perfect Love & Amazing Grace

The greatest treasures in life begin with God's abundant goodness
in giving us the gift of a Saviour.

Praying your day is filled with good things and thankful moments -
a special time of celebrating the miracle of Easter,
with glimpses of God's perfect love and amazing grace.

Roy Lessin

Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God
that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:39

Joy & Peace This Easter

Thank You, Lord,
for a costly cross...
an empty tomb...
a triumphant Savior...
and a heart set free
for all eternity!

Roy Lessin

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
I Corinthians 15:57

10 Reasons to Come to Jesus

Jesus replied, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you,
before Abraham was born, I AM.
John 8:58 AMP

Luke 2:11 - Jesus is the Savior,
come to Him and be forgiven and saved;

John 10:9 - Jesus is the Door,
come to Him and enter His provision;

John 6:51 - Jesus is the Bread of Life,
come to Him and feast at His table;

John 8:12 - Jesus is the Light of the World,
come to Him and see clearly;

John 10:14 - Jesus is the Good Shepherd,
come to Him and be led in right paths;

John 15:5 - Jesus is the Vine,
come to Him and abide in fruitfulness;

John 4:10 - Jesus gives living water,
come to Him and drink to the full;

John 11:25 - Jesus is the Resurrection,
come to Him and have blessed hope;

John 14:27 - Jesus gives peace,
come to Him and be not troubled;

John 1:33 - Jesus baptizes with the Holy Spirit,
come to Him and be empowered to witness.

 Roy Lessin

Devastating beauty

On Friday my hope died.
The sky wept itself dark
the ground broke apart
and all creation cried
for the bloodied innocence
hammered into a tree.

There were whispers
of a torn curtain,
but they didn’t reach my ears
or mend my mangled heart
or stem the bitter tears
as we took
the body

On Saturday we grieved,
hiding from the troops
whom we’d once believed
would be overthrown
by the carpenter’s boy,
who had preached and fed
and healed,
and was now dead.

But then on Sunday –
The devastating beauty
of that Sunday –
when time and space
were blown out of shape
and angels wrapped in electric grace
rolled the impossible away

'He is not here'
they proclaimed
for glory had risen
our failings were forgiven
and the rules of life
and death were rewritten
as an empty tomb declared,
‘Love is alive.’

Written by Gideon Heugh
Junior Copywriter, Global Brand and Comms,