The Greatest Event In History

by Paul Mayes Jamar

When the darkness fell at mid-day
My many sins were all taken away.

Jesus lay dead on the cross He bore,
All seemed lost, yet He said there was more.

He said, tear this building down and three 
Days later, I will raise it up for all to see.

Was He serious or speaking in parables again?
We, disciples, did not know, but hung around to the end.

Then Mary ran in and said He was alive, come see!
Three days later it had been so we ran, John and me.

The tomb’s stone was rolled open and guards gone!
I went in with unbelief and returned singing a song!

I told John it is done as the Master said.
He was puzzled but happy as I told the lad.

Then it all made sense when Jesus appeared
And explained it to us, taking away all our fear.

Oh, how our hearts leapt with joy then!
And that’s how the world changed, my friend.

Paul Mayes Jamar was born in Brownwood, Texas, in March 1955. He spent most of his life in Texas, just within the last twenty years he moved to Missouri. He graduated from Angelo State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Mr. Jamar was a third generation radio broadcaster owning several stations in the Austin, Texas area. He has written four books of Christian poetry. He hopes to get published soon. He has been published in Highland Park Poetry’s website with his poem, “Bluebonnet Sonnet,” and “Sunrise,” and in their book on Shoes, with His poem, “Shoe Holes.” Also, soon to be in Central Texas Writers Society’s Anthology on Nature with his poem, “The Big Red Ant.” He has also published over twenty poems with Agape Review. Mr. Jamar lives with his wife Cynthia Jamar, and has three children living elsewhere.

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