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From Your Pastor’s Heart.

A few weeks after Celina and I said our “I do’s” (08/03/1991), America lost a literary icon (09/24/1991). Theodore Geisel died that day, the man best known by children and their parents as Dr. Seuss. The month of March has been declared as “Dr. Seuss Month”. Children all over America have been spell bound by “Green Eggs and Ham” and whether they should be eaten in a box or with a fox. (Spoiler Warning) Inevitably the old adage of “How do you know that you do not like them if you have never tried them?” is victorious and it turns out the shamrock colored eggs and ham are actually pretty good. I was honored to be invited to come and read some of my favorite Dr. Seuss’ books to Paulette Ellis’ 1st grade class at Elysian Fields Elementary. (Shout out to all four first grade classes, they were all very well behaved!) I love the simplistic, rhyming, and rhythmic way that Seuss wrote. Millions of children, as well as those of us who reserve space in our hearts for childlikeness, love to read and be read to from the Dr. Seuss classics. It inspired me to pen my own (far short of Seussian form) rhyming short for you this Easter:

What love is this that makes me sing
Of a Father in heaven who sits as King?
Princes and Princesses we have become,
Set apart for His purposes, we all are one.
By grace through faith we’re His children now,
And before His throne we’ll gladly bow.
We don’t quite know what heav’n will be,
But soon enough we shall see.
Until that Day we wait, we hope,
We listen to the Words He spoke.
They say to love without delay,
For this life, as it is, is fading away.
For one Day there will be an hour,
In His kingdom, with all His pow’r,
All the nations in His presence,
On our knees in holy reverence.
His voice sounds like a thousand rivers
He pardons and passes over sinners.
For you see there is another,
One born of Spirit and earthly mother,
Jesus is His name,
He’s neither wild nor tame.
He took our sin and bore our shame,
It’s His reward that we will claim.
And join in heaven a joyous chorus
Before the One who’s reigning for us.


Happy Easter!

Your Pastor, David