As the seed falls to the ground

And it comes to its demise;

It is born again and flourishes

Into a plant it becomes alive.

As the web of life continues

And the caterpillar dies;

It leaves behind its past

As a butterfly arrives.

From a seed into a flower

All creation is glorified,

To reveal the truth of God

Which can never be denied.

As our sinful deceitful ways

Are surrendered to Christ we die,

We become a new creation

As our spirit becomes alive.

And our body it decays

As this shell is only dust,

Our glorified bodies are prepared

By God only if we trust.

To trust that Jesus died and rose

This example we take to see,

That when we die we awake

To dwell forever in heaven with He.

(C) P.B. 2002

“Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection.”  Revelation 20:6