Sunday, September 14, 2014

The five hundred saw him


The five hundred saw him
after, whether all at once
or singly or in groups
does not concern us here,
only that five hundred
in a span of time, a span
of forty days, translated
from bystanders to witnesses

He spoke, they listened
he preached, they heeded
he talked, they received
he spoke, they stood
they took their stand
they believed
they held firm
they were taught
they spoke

others listened


Photograph by Lilla Frerichs via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

5 comments:

Martha J. M. Orlando said...

Amen!!!

Paul Stolwyk said...

GY ... Wow ... love it. this is great ... love the way it flows and love the piece of the "message" that is often left out.

Doug Spurling said...

HE still speaks...

do we still listen, stand, believe, though we don't see?

Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. But blessed are those who haven’t seen me and believe anyway.” (John 20:29)

Pat Durmon said...

I like the meaning, the repetition, the format. Pat D.

Paul Stolwyk said...

Glynn ... reading this again. Really appreciate it. This is a great sentence, "translated
from bystanders to witnesses"

Then the "he spoke, they listened" to the "they spoke ... others listened" ... just beautiful. fantastic, powerful.