Jabbok Dawn

Tumbling in the Sand

Lighten up!

The texts for Sunday, April 15, 2012 (Holy Humour Sunday): Acts 4:32–35; Psalm 133; 1 John 1:1—2:2; John 20:19–31

… After all, Jesus is risen!
Death doesn’t get the final word!

—abundant, joyful, generous, gracious, flawed and messy


out of the empty tomb
out of every crack in the side walk
out of all of our broken and abandoned places.

—hopeful, silly, riotous, impossible, eternal, passionate

springs up

from every tear that falls
from every shattered heart and broken dream
from every life that wasn’t

life springs up

binding up
bursting forth
with newness and hopefulness and creativeness

and still bearing the scars,
longing for healing,
honoring the hurting —each and every one—

life rises again
like a seed springing from the earth
like a smile of memory and hope breaking across a wrinkled face
like an irrepressible laugh echoing out of the empty tomb.


Featured Image:  Dawn Chases the Night’s Laughter by Michael Wilton.  Check out more of his work at: http://www.michael-wilton.com/

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