Sunday, November 30, 2014

Just as he was

Let us go to the other side
he said, 
                      just as he was

A fishing boat would take him
and them across 
                      just as he was

They took him along
to the other side 
                      just as he was

black clouds thickening
above their heads 
                      alone, he slept

terrified as the boat titled
they woke him 
                      just as he was

he spoke, the wind, the waves
                      just as he was

                      completely calm

On Thursday, Nov. 20 at The High Calling Retreat at Laity Lodge in Texas, Laura Boggess used Mark 4:35-39 as the basis for a Lectio Divina (sacred reading).  I took two notes: “just as he was” and “completely calm.” Laura is the author of Playdates with God: Having a Childlike Faith in a Grownup World (2014).

Photograph by Ken Kistler via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.


Kelly Chripczuk said...

I return to that passage often and that phrase always sticks out to me as well, "just as he was."

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Beautiful, Glynn!

Laura Boggess said...

That reading will be a special memory of the retreat for me, Glynn. I'm glad to see this little piece of beauty that it birthed!

Monica Kaye said...

I love seeing how the Spirit used the slow meditative reading of God's Word in individual ways in our hearts. This is beautiful. Thank you.

caryjo said...

This truly fit into exactly how I would think and process. Made me rejoice and smile. Thanks for sharing.