Friday, April 2, 2010

Resurrection Sunday Poem

"But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep."
1 Corinthians 15:20

The Lord gave Hannah this beautiful poem yesterday morning.  Enjoy!


A Poem for Resurrection Sunday
Written by: Hannah Wassenberg
Date: April 1st, 2010
Late one evening on the Mount to the right,
My Friend and My Master prayed earnestly in the night
Little knowing the sacrifice He was to pay with His life
My brothers and I slept on until near daylight

Awakened by the sound of the Master’s voice saying,
“Why dost thou sleep, why aren’t thou praying?”
And while He yet spoke another was exclaiming,
“Greetings, Rabbi” is was Judas who was betraying

Drawing my sword I struck off Malthus’ ear
But the Lord said to me, “Permit even this, you hear.”
Arrested, they took Him to the High priest of the year
John and I followed wanting to be near.

John let me in the Priest’s courtyard that night
And a servant girl said, “You’re with Him, am I not right?”
Afraid for my life I shook my head and denied
“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” I lied

Two others stopped and said the same thing
But I was ashamed and denied everything
The third time it happened a rooster began crowing
The Lord turned and looked for He is all knowing.

Remembering the Lord’s words at supper a night ago
“You’ll betray me three times then a rooster will crow.”
Ashamed and guilty I hurried to go
And wept bitterly for forgiveness which was freely bestowed.

“Barabbas, Barabbas,” the crowd cried today
In the fury of the mob Jesus was handed away
Beat and bruised His life He freely gave
For the sake of the world that He loved and was to save.

Crucified and buried 3 days since have past
When gathered together Mary came into the room fast,
“Jesus is risen, come and see,” she said at last
John and I ran to the tomb in a blast

Looking in the tomb it was open and empty
We turned away marveling, for we had thought she had been just kidding
Yet later that day while we all were sitting,
Jesus appeared fully alive and living.

Believe and have faith that Jesus is King
He’ll return one day, just you wait and see
Until then remember to give yourself and bring
Your whole life to Him and live for the King.

Footnote (Hannah speaking):

This poem was given to me under inspiration of God three days before Resurrection Sunday. I was doing my devotions and felt the Lord lead me to write this poem. The poem is written from the perspective of Peter, the disciple I think most of us can relate to. I hope it captures the true meaning of Resurrection Sunday and gives you an overwhelming love for this King and God who died for you and me. May you be blessed this Sunday!


Happy Resurrection Sunday to you all!
All zee Wassenbergs :)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Tea Party

"And they sat down to eat a meal."
Genesis 37:25a 

Tuesday afternoon Hannah and I (Alexis) decided to do a tea party for the little guys/girls! 
   We set it up in our (used to be) business room with a table cloth and a jar of flowers.  The menu consisted of the following items: Carrots, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Peppers, Sprouts, Cheese and Crackers, Apple sauce, Garlic bread, Cucumber's in Vinegar, Orange Jello, and Seltzer water with maraschino cherries (and the juice from the can).

The happy tea-partiers
Lydia- is she not absolutely adorable!!??!!
Josiah- the handsome poser and strong man
Eden- the pretty princess becoming a lady
Enjoying the "Tea"
Eating! YUM!
Ok, so the Jello was a little cold!  :)

His Princess,

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Building the Chicken Coop

"And there will be a tabernacle for shade in the daytime from the heat, for a place of refuge, and for a shelter from storm and rain."
Isaiah 4:6

Monday afternoon Daddy, Alexis, Caleb, Seth, Eden, and Josiah set up the ribs of our new chicken coop!  (All our little chicks will go there when they get big enough)  

Before dinner, I went to take some pictures of their work in progress. :)

Hannah drove me over and the sky was so beautiful!

Working, working, working.

The chicken coop is going to be made out of ribs from a greenhouse that our friends at Lavender Fields gave us for free.  I'm not sure what Daddy's going to use to cover it with, how he's going to construct it and everything but I know it'll be wonderful  when they're done!  (I can see the chickens out there already! :)

Eden and Josiah set themselves up for this photo.

Seth getting the ladder for Daddy.

Daddy putting together two poles.

The hard workers and the coop-in-progress.

As you can see from the picture they got all of the ribs together except for one before I left.


For dinner that night, Mr. John came over to discuss barn/chicken coop plans with Daddy.  We had Mexican for dinner:  tacos, leftover enchiladas, cornbread, corn, etc.  After dinner, Daddy, Caleb, and Seth went with Mr. Johnny over to the pasture to discuss building plans while we cleaned up inside.  It was dark by the time they came back in the house, so the boys went up to bed and Mr. Johnny stayed for our girls' night (and to finish talking with Daddy!).  Our "girl night" is when Hannah, Alexis, and I get to stay up late with Mama and Daddy and we either play a game, talk, or just get some special time with our parents.  Since Mama has a cold and is pregnant, she went to bed early so we had our night with Daddy and Mr. Johnny! :)  Hannah got to pick the game out and she picked Scrabble.  It was so much fun playing together but when it hit 10 o' clock we had to end the game.  Daddy won 1st place (very unfairly I must add...), Mr. Johnny came in 2nd,with Hannah and Alexis taking 3rd and 4th place - I think I easily won the most-coveted position of...last! :) 

Everything unto Jesus,
Kimber :)

P.S. - Mama would appreciate any prayers for her cold.  She's pretty stuffed up!