Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Amherst, Virginia.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
We serve the Lord with love and praise.

A message from our Pastor


The Miracle of Easter, A Poem

by Andrew Daughters


When I was young, they told me that around this time of year,

Some rabbits lay bright-colored eggs, a strange myth we hold dear;

At other times they never even lay an egg that’s white,

So it must be a miracle that moves them overnight!

And, yet, it seems that miracles are special acts of God.

And using them on trivia like that seems rather odd.

For surely God has more important things to fill His days.

And making hares lay colored eggs is quite unlike His ways.


There is an Easter miracle that really takes your breath.

And unlike colored bunny eggs, it deals with life and death.

It has to do with Jesus, who is God’s eternal Son,

Who lived and taught and died upon a cross for everyone.


This Jesus then, from out the tomb, the third day rose again

To meet with all his followers who were very startled then.

So if you want a miracle that’s worth God’s time to give,

Be sure to tell your children. It could change the way they live.

A God who takes the very worst that human hate displays,

And turns it to a gift of love,

That God is worth our praise!