Monday, January 31, 2011

A Mystery to Bear, to Bare

Known only to those
who know,
the secret things,
the secret thing
made known to the few
because it was the plan,
it was his good pleasure.

All things brought together
all things heaven
all things earth
all people
chosen and goy alike
Jacob and the Greeks
all things under one,
the one hiding
all treasures of wisdom
all treasures of knowledge.

A mystery entrusted
to the faithful to carry;
to bear the mystery,
to bare the mystery
but only in love,
always love, until
the days of the trumpet.

This poem is submitted to The Warrior Poets Circle, sponsored by Jason Stasyszen at Connecting to Impact. Today’s prompt is the “mystery of God.” To see other poems, please visit the site. The links will be live Monday morning.

Photograph: Rood by Petr Kratochvil via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.


Bill (cycleguy) said...

I preached yesterday on the Mystery of God found in Col.1:27. Wish I had had this and the others before hand. Good poem Glynn.

Graceful said...

My favorite line: "a mystery entrusted to the faithful to carry." To bear...and bare -- yes. It is holy work, this carrying, the bearing and baring.

Thanks for making me think and ruminate this morning, Glynn.

jasonS said...

I love this, Glynn. I've got a great big smile right now. Thank you so much for joining in. You bless me.

JC Dude said...

Love it bro'

Ryan Tate said...

This is deep and rich with meaning, Glynn. Fascinating.

Laura said...

Oh, this takes my breath away. One of my favorite scriptures: The secret things belong to the Lord. Deut. 29:20. That is so good.