I’m Full Cos It Was Empty

I'm Full cos it was Empty

Fullness and forgiveness because Jesus rose from the tomb

Emerge screenshotEaster is a funny time of year. You come back from the Christmas holidays, you hit the ground running then all of a sudden the clocks go forward and you’re in April.

Now Christmas is known as the celebration of Christ…and though sometimes it may not be celebrated, the clue is sort of in the name.

But what about Easter? Some chocoholic Bunny and a sugar rush on Easter weekend…there’s got to be more to the story.

When it boils down to it – Easter is central to the Christian faith. Who would have thought that a weekend would have been so key to the fate of humanity? 

The reality is we can find fullness and full on forgiveness because Jesus rose from the tomb.

In other words, we can be full, cos it was empty.

Written and performed by Dai Woolridge
Filmed and produced by Andy Toovey for Spoken-Truth
Sound by Joe O’Hare
 
For more of Dai’s videos check out Spoken Truth

Easter is a funny time of year. You come back from the Christmas holidays, you hit the ground running then all of a sudden the clocks go forward and you’re in April.

Now Christmas is known as the celebration of Christ…and though sometimes it may not be celebrated, the clue is sort of in the name.

But what about Easter? Some chocoholic Bunny and a sugar rush on Easter weekend…there’s got to be more to the story.

When it boils down to it – Easter is central to the Christian faith. Who would have thought that a weekend would have been so key to the fate of humanity? 

The reality is we can find fullness and full on forgiveness because Jesus rose from the tomb.

In other words, we can be full, cos it was empty.

Written and performed by Dai Woolridge
Filmed and produced by Andy Toovey for Spoken-Truth
Sound by Joe O’Hare
 
For more of Dai’s videos check out Spoken Truth

I’m full
because ‘it was empty’

wind back the clock by a century
and then times that by twenty

and you find yourself smack, bang in the middle
of a story
filled with plenty.

Plenty of drama,
good v evil

Social upheaval
And Pilate’s poll for the people
1 word – popularity

And for clarity
Treason sealed with a kiss
Gives reason to believe that this
Story seeps more plot twists
Than that sixth sense film with Bruce Will-is

Now…

Main character – this guy
who weren’t just ‘guy’
this ‘guy’ was ‘God’

God’s son…
flesh and bones
breathed breath
then wore a crown of thorns…

but we’ll get to that later,
lets address the fact there’s this crater
within us that needs a fill
and the climax happened up Golgotha hill

Still, we’ll get to that in just a minute.
First-  this guy –
this guy was God
fully – perfect – fully – God.

Protagonist of the greatest story – ever told
see this guy came to fulfil the promises of old.

To fix up a relationship once broken
To be the fall guy
See I’m Full…
I’m Full
cos it was empty

I’m filled with life
life with plenty

And penalty paid
I’m free
But not just free
I’m full

I’m freely full
And fully free
All cos
It.was.empty

Adam and Eve didn’t believe and obey
They went their own way
Dis-obeyed
A perfect relationship with
Maker – frayed

But Cos it was empty
it’s all changed

My path as been Re-routed, re-made
re-arranged

See this guy
This guy was God
Boar mankind’s weight of sin upon a tree
All to pay the penalty

Lived
Then died
On a cross
All to pay the total cost
All to pay for my mistakes
But I get life – guess that’s called grace.

And because he was afflicted
My burden of sin has been lifted.
Because he said ‘it is finished’

Then, he took, his last breath
And taken by death
He had died
And just in case a spear in his side

But a side note for you
For you are not going to believe what happens next

Laid in a tomb
His body so scarred
A boulder blocks the entrance
And centurions on guard

But 3 days later –
Death lost its hold
This bit is gold.
The grip of sin was over
Because the boulder had been bowled over.

So now forgiven
I’m freely full
And fully free
All cos
It.was.empty

©Dai Woolridge; 2013 (Spoken-truth) If you would like to perform this piece in public please seek permission from Dai Woolridge.

Possible discussion questions

What do you think Jesus meant when he said "It is finished"?

What is it in the resurrection, that means that Christians can say "I'm full cos it was empty"?

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The heart behind ‘Spoken Truth’ is simple. To ‘speak’ what I believe to be ‘true’, and to speak it through the medium of ‘spoken word’.