Israel

Empty Womb, Empty Tomb

empty

Barren.

Such a harsh word

for a painful reality.

 

Considered one of the three

greatest sufferings

in Ancient Israel.

 

No consolation

able to soothe

the unending ache.

 

Yet, Yahweh birthed

an entire nation from

Sarah’s empty womb.

 

After the Messiah died, humiliated and broken,

the men scattered and hid, defeated:

sure that they had abandoned their lives in vain.

 

Mary’s breathless announcement

of the empty tomb

that inspired the New Way.

 

A conclusion

to prophetic visions

that no one could have had imagined.

 

In the corners of damp, dark caverns,

resurrection is lurking,

waiting for a miracle.

 

-Marci Madary

Photo Credit: Flickr

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