The second entry in my daughter's "My Poetry Book" comes from a Concordia Publishing House Arch Book titled The Easter Stranger. Each book in the Arch Book Bible Story paperback series uses rhyming verses to tell a story from the Bible. The Easter Stranger covers the passages found in Luke 24:1-35 and shares a story that takes place after Jesus' resurrection. Jesus joins two of his followers on the road to Emmaus and they don't recognize him. Eventually they invite the stranger to stay with them and his identity becomes known as they sit down to eat together.
To Tell them of God's mighty plan.
He said that Jesus came to die
So we could live with Him on high.
Our Lord's sweet death forgives our sins;
The fight with death our Lord did win!
For as the prophets' words have said:
"The Christ will be raised from the dead!"
The Easter Stranger by Nicole E. Dreyer, illustrated by Len Ebert. Concordia Publishing House (2009); ISBN 9780758616104; 16 pages (Book Source: Book from our personal library)
Both kids made a cross and my daughter will place her's in her poetry book to correspond with the Biblical poetry today. To create the cross, I placed removable painter's tape in the shape of a cross on paper and they used paint to cover the page. As the painter's tape is removed, the cross is revealed. On Easter we will place a picture of a lily on top of the cross to represent Jesus' resurrection.
This week’s Poetry Friday is hosted by the Book Aunt. Head over to her blog for more poetry posts. This post is also linked up at Feed Me Books Friday hosted by The Adventure of Motherhood.