The risen Christ could easily have come
 And meeting Pontius Pilate face to face
Stricken him dumb.

He could have destroyed the great
  Sanhedrin's power
 And for one triumphant moment watched
Its members cower.

Or He might have gone to the temple square
 once more
Confronting the·fickle crowds that
 condemned Him to death
Three days before.

But not for Jesus was such vengeful reaping!
Instead, He healed the broken heart of her
Who sought Him, weeping.

Elaine Ledbetter

Music, "The Tomb" composed in honor of Elaine Ledbetter on April 1, 1998 by Malcolm, on his KR-1070 Roland Digital Grand Piano.

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