Thursday, 6 June 2013

The Graveyard

By Lucy Wall

One summer's evening in June 2013 my husband and I paid a visit to his Grandmother and Grandfather's graveside. I had never been to the graveyard before and this poem is inspired by my experience there.

Although these words address the harsh reality of death, my intention is not to bring spirits down with this poem but rather to offer hope and peace for our hearts in the face of the cold truth. My desire is to bring glory to the name of Jesus Christ who faced and defeated death on our behalf and in doing so, bought us all eternal life. When we know Jesus as our Saviour we can know with absolute assurance that death is not the end, it is in fact just the beginning.