Two women trudged to the tomb
On early Sunday morn.
The body of their Master – Jesus
They wanted to adorn.
With spices in hand
They pushed on
Feeling pain because
The Son of God was dead – gone.
Suddenly they thought,
“The stone – who’ll roll it away?
For we are weak –
And our strength alone won’t make it sway.
We’ll find some others,
That’s what we’ll do.
We’ll look along the way
And ask, ‘We need someone to help us –
what about you?’ ”
They saw a burly man.
The town’s ironsmith was he.
He was strong as an ox.
So they asked him quickly.
Will you help us roll away the stone?”
“Too busy,” he replied.
“Leave me alone!”
They asked others to help,
But none could.
But none would.
“What’ll we do?
We can’t move it and no others will.”
They were almost to the tomb.
Their hearts with disappointment were filled.
“Look! What do you know?!” they cried.
“Let’s go in a hurry.
The stone is already moved away.
We don’t have to worry!”
We try so hard
Try to work it out ourselves,
In a hurry.
We fail on our own,
But God is always there
To open the doors.
And answer our prayers.
— Charles B. Mayes
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This above poem is from the book A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including the Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes. It’s a chapbook of 22 poems.
The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of International Christian Center San Jose.
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