The Garden Tomb in Jerusalem

The tomb was empty of all but light

And the sunshine blessed the opening in the roof of the tomb
Like a messenger from a brighter world.

And in the absence of everyone else
Both the living and the dead

Whose endless needs and questions had been oppressing me darkly
With the weight of their centuries of unresolvable agonies

They were suddenly present.

They were there

They has blossomed instantaneously into being

As simple as sunflowers

The Five Words

For the feeding of seven times seventy thousand
And power was in them
And I knew it then

“Love is stronger than death”

Let’s hear it again!

Love Is Stronger Than Death




Sarah de Nordwall April 1999


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