Easter / ANZAC Day 2011

There is much to contemplate, with Easter and ANZAC Day together this year. So many similarities…

Suffering
Selflessness
……Sacrifice;
………Love.

..——

Golgotha

the chill of betrayal
the bitterness of scorn
the stench of agony

hung
….upon
……..the cross

death to finality
life to hope

——

kneaded
proved
left to rise
marked with the cross
then placed
in a tomb –
door sealed close;
hot cross bun.

Triumph!

God’s own Son;
the stone was rolled away
empty grave clothes
lay – but Jesus
marked by the cross;
risen
proven
needed

——

Always ANZAC Day

Australia is
rich with
experiences
wildlife
landscapes
cultures
and freedom.

Bought at a price
by everyday heroes;
men and women
conscripted or enlisted
stepping up to fight
as ANZACs.

We can’t know
their experiences –
or feel their pain;
body and mind,
then and forever…

But we can
honour their courage,
respect their commitment
remember their sacrifice
and never forget
their service
freely given
for this great land
Australia.

For us.

So much to be thankful for.

© Kathryn Apel 2011

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