Happy Easter | PAROUSIA Magazine

Hello Here is our Easter Message to you. God by the Spirit revealed His Plan to His prophets in the scripture, it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. God who revealed Himself became a man to accomplish what He revealed. This was accomplished in Three Days. God actively worked out his plan for man in the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is God’s wisdom and it happened by the Spirit. He did behind the scene what man could not physically see. Jesus Christ death, burial and resurrection is for our sins. … Continue reading Happy Easter | PAROUSIA Magazine

A Poem from Chenjerai Mhondera | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine

sirene to cyreen along Dororosa road tumbling over and somersaulting, trudging his cross coming over him sweat drops, bruises, wounds of infliction simon the african hearth the cries and wails shouts and screams he comes – face to face he comes with a burdened son of man; they’re forcing him ( _he is risen_ ) to carry a log the weighty of it, the world to bear, he nears and is forced to carry the log, he shares the burden with son of man sun saw it unbefit to shine to death sanctioned son of man unclothed the tomb refused … Continue reading A Poem from Chenjerai Mhondera | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine

A Poem from Kris Meucci Jodon | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  O Lord, In Love   O Lord, in love you created us, watched over us, tried to lead us.   O Lord, in love you came to us to teach us your ways, to teach us your love.   O Lord, in love you died for us, tortured, tormented, wrestling with wonder, with grief,                with hope.   O Lord, in love you come to us, you live in us, you try to lead us,        you save us.   O Lord, in love. Love.   Love.     Kris Meucci Jodon is a creator working in visual arts and writing in … Continue reading A Poem from Kris Meucci Jodon | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine

A Poem from Olatubosun David | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine

I Fear No More I fear no more For death gives forever life In death, life is known But without death I’m dead Death is no death since it bears the life But to live is death if I fear to die Life, there is in a cross gently born In painful patience and meekness In rugged road to Golgotha Perfecting redemption of man Life there is in blood that dripped out of head Adorned with thorn and thistle, Hands and legs nailed to the cross And in water that spurted out of side Punctured with weapon of the cruel … Continue reading A Poem from Olatubosun David | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine

A Poem by Princess Joy | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine   

HE IS RISEN  Excitement rings in the air The wrath of the father subsided Son of man is glorified And hope in Him alone is found Alleluia! He is risen All fears stilled And all strife ceased For every burden on Him was laid Son of man wore mortal flesh Scorned and rejected by the ones He came to save The scripture is fulfilled Alleluia! He is risen Bursting forth in glorious day All from the grave He arose Standing forth in victory No more guilt in life Nor fear in death Neither is there any condemnation This is the … Continue reading A Poem by Princess Joy | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine   

A Poem from Jessica Renee Dawson | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine

 Stumbling to Standing “And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen…” Matthew 28:7a KJV O how we’ve hurt Him! O how we’ve hurt Him! We bound him and took Him from praying in the garden… where drops of blood were falling, descending, from His tender brow, as He was interceding! As He was pleading for the strength for enduring: the scoffing, the whipping, the bleeding… the lying, the crowning of thorns, the plucking of His beard, so His face was no longer recognized, as His face—this face that looks upon us with love, although we have denied … Continue reading A Poem from Jessica Renee Dawson | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine

A Poem by Olaewe David Opeyemi | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine

The Torch of Freedom Sin gives a receipt of death: Death laid in hell, sin unleashed the dormant terror to combust man to ashes. It drenched an eternal gulf, & detached man from his source. The adversary hosted a victory party, & held men in perennial captivity through the threat of death – Holding Adam’s race by the jugular. Because death must suffer defeat, For man to wear the robe of liberty: The author of life must pass through the agony of death. So,the Father planted his only Son Like a seed to the depth of the earth; To suffer … Continue reading A Poem by Olaewe David Opeyemi | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine

A Poem by Agabielesin Kehinde Anthony | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine

RISEN God the almighty, all sufficient one In ceaseless compassion for the world, made the incarnate one Set to bring the fallen lost man unto himself Wore man’s frail body, overshadowing his divine glory GOD, The son – like a mortal walked the ancient’s streets of Jerusalem In near and far coasts he healed those who owed their lives to the devil Teaching on their holy mountains and in their sacred temples He opened his lips and uttered words their slow heart couldn’t grasp So they couldn’t rest till they had him in their grasp. Tried unjustly, not by custom … Continue reading A Poem by Agabielesin Kehinde Anthony | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine

A Poem by W.R. Gilmour | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine

The Centurion The soldier looked back to the valley behind then back up the path he was on; ahead on the bend, near a fork in the road, sat a man in the afternoon sun. The Roman continued to walk up the path and choked on the dust as he passed. He longingly looked at the water the man was drinking ahead on the grass. The man was a Jew, it was easy to see, but thirst and the length of his walk caused him to stop and look on the man; to ask for a drink and to talk. … Continue reading A Poem by W.R. Gilmour | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine

Two poems from Inalegwu Omapada Alifa | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine

With a Kiss With a kiss he was betrayed, beaten and slapped as a sign that he’s denied and rejected, a man to be unaccepted and mocked and scourged, a man accompanied with blows sickening him and making his brows a broadcast to the people. He was dragged to death to give us a faith in the truth of life through changing seasons and feelings making up persons to never misguide but guide.   Arisen With thorns, he was crowned and painful piercings dawned throes and tears though the hours of woes underpinned by foes whose orchestrations failed. Jesus is … Continue reading Two poems from Inalegwu Omapada Alifa | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine

A Poem from Joseph A Farina | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine

    parousia (the second coming) there are no shades of grey colors only heighten loss their vibrancy mocking us black and white govern here in the promised country sunrises and sunsets hold no philosophies they are the abacus of lives counting down the days of our leasehold the air drones with myriad sounds all the same- we are one voice our temples bursting on the sabbath pharmacies the rest of days there is wealth and poverty but gold has no power it can only delay not banish our common inheritance we do not boast of achieving entrance and would … Continue reading A Poem from Joseph A Farina | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine

A Poem from Godstime Nwaeze | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine

The Three Holy Days The foretold day ran closer Hands of time swinged faster The sacrifice knew the day Propitiation life to pay Called for rites of feast Ritual offering by the high priest An entrance to the open square Preparing ransom for all sphere The unblemished lamb Like ram led to the tomb Slain and blood split Painful oblation complete The new day is dawning What’s happening? Great silence hovers over the earth Warrior slept beneath the sand Underneath fought an ancient for With scars head to toe Now there’s share of rejoicing Life’s laid to life raising. BIOGRAPHY … Continue reading A Poem from Godstime Nwaeze | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine

Three Poems from Mary Harwell Sayler | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine

Absolute Absolution When Jesus could barely carry the burden of His own Body, He shouldered the weight of the world. Countless crimes since the beginning of time huddled into every cell of Himself. Pain bombarded His bones, but even with the sting of sweat, stringing beads of blood and sizzling skin, He could not hide the love in His eyes, absolving all our sin.   Memories I. I almost forgot that tall pine, rising, just beyond the fence. With such a panoramic view of palms and pines and pink bushy blooms of bottle brush, I failed to see the tree’s … Continue reading Three Poems from Mary Harwell Sayler | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine

A Poem from Justin Jones | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine

    Easter (what happened, what it meant) The risen dead no common thing Features in life of great God king No flame so snuffed, or flicker stilled Be breathed again unless God willed. A stone had sealed his death complete Devils had claimed his holy seat But with a roar of mighty quake God’s power stirred the sleep awake. It was the third inside the tomb Ladies anoint him with perfume They came now since Sabbath had passed And there they stood complete aghast. No stone, no dead the ladies saw And just a cloth upon a floor They … Continue reading A Poem from Justin Jones | He is Risen Issue 11 | PAROUSIA Magazine

Inhale Easter by Victoria Crawford | Easter 2019

    Inhale Easter Grubby months of heat, dawn hauling dry days of dust, wearing down, wearing through Lenten testing northern people discover resurrection in pastel flowers and trees bursting leaves while in this tropic land of dry and wet, we pray for rainy release Friday grief advances to Saturday’s preparation of mission church to Easter’s joy all our fine colors Rattle taps on metal roof distracts the workers— the Water of life journeys down from heaven early, out of season breath of balm breeze puffs renewal through windows refreshed we inhale Easter     Biography: Poet Victoria Crawford celebrates … Continue reading Inhale Easter by Victoria Crawford | Easter 2019

WALK EASTER AWAKE by Chenjerai Mhondera | Easter 2019

WALK EASTER AWAKE Grow my palm leaf Grow into faith Of birth, death, Crucifixion, resurrection and ascension. Grow my old hope Grow into sympathy, empathy, Triumph and mercy Ferment like yeast Firm like a seed, mustard; Grow my palm leaf Into apple real Of ap ril As we easter this holiday Biography: Chenjerai Mhondera has authored several books including HURRICANE TORTURES OF NOW, HURRICANE TO THE WORLD, A CASE OF LOVE AND HATE, MASASI ACHINOZ (CHINOTIMBA JOKES), MANIFESTO# ANTHOLOGY OF PEACE, ENCYOPEDIA OF CONSCIENCE and many others in the literary domain. His works appear in over twenty publications – published … Continue reading WALK EASTER AWAKE by Chenjerai Mhondera | Easter 2019

Healing Through Poetry—God’s Dynamic Poems for the Family by Jospeh S. Spence, Sr. | Book Review | Easter 2019

Title: Healing Through Poetry Author: Mary Ann Duhart, USA Publisher: Publish America Year: 2008 Pages: 64 ISBN: 1606727702 Reviewer: Joseph. S. Spence, Sr. Mary Duhart is the author of twelve religious’ books of poetry, and resides in California. This poetry book by her entitled, “Healing Through Poetry,” is spiritually fulfilling for all to read. Her inspiring style of poetry is uplifting. She uses real moments of trials and tribulations to bring awareness to readers regarding the negative side of life that will test the patience and temperament of the soul. She quotes, “Psalm 107:20” (King James Version, Page 987), regarding … Continue reading Healing Through Poetry—God’s Dynamic Poems for the Family by Jospeh S. Spence, Sr. | Book Review | Easter 2019

Two Poems from Marianne Peel | Easter 2019

My Lord, What a Morning        “Let my arms be as your branches         yours the song that must be sung…”                                                                        -from Crux Fidelis   Three days ago I inhaled the incense of the third hour, stoked myself up like a fire hungry for kindling wood. And I approached with crooked knee, genuflected, and touched the wood of the cross. … Continue reading Two Poems from Marianne Peel | Easter 2019