Sunday, March 9, 2014

A Poem for Lent 1

A Poem for Lent 1: Word and Action

Eve took a fatal bite of fruit 
when tempted by the snake
But Christ would not turn stones to bread
despite His hunger-ache.

Eve acted on the tempter’s words―
Christ countered them instead,
And lived and died and rose again
to bring us living bread.

O Christ who crushed the serpent’s head
to save us from the Fall,
Defend us by Your mighty word
when Satan comes to call.

© 2007 Kathryn Ann Hill

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