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