The cursed ground shakes violently
The sky goes dark – though it is day.
Accusing foes stand silently
In awe behold the Truth the Way.

God tears the veil – so all can see
Rends wall that shrouds the Holy Place
No longer heard a debtor’s plea
Come! You who’re freed, behold His face.

Your groaning nature’s overcome
By thorns grown out of bloody dirt,
Worn as a crown – to hail God’s Son
That joys instead of sighs be birthed.

Come! Open eyes – like tombstones wide –
Walk in – or stand outside and know
That faith not need by death abide.
No longer’s death as payment owed!

2 Timothy 1:10
 “but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.”

(Poem and Picture by Heidi Viars – 2022)

5 responses to “Life”

  1. Another wonder-filled poem, Heidi, highlighting the monumental blessings of salvation that Christ purchased for us with his blood. I wonder who WAS the first to see the veil torn in two? Did the Spirit reveal to that person the connection between what had just happened at Golgotha and what transpired in the temple? The horror Christ endured opened up such beauty to us: the presence of holy God!


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    Leslie Gearing

    Beautiful, Heidi!

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  3. Linda Lee Adams/Lady Quixote Avatar
    Linda Lee Adams/Lady Quixote

    This is beautiful. ❤


  4. Come! Open eyes – like tombstones wide –
    What an invitation Heidi. Wonderful depth in verse

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