Sunday, April 19, 2015

Because the stone cracks

After 1 Peter 1:3-9 

A river flows
from the cracked stone
water washing over cleaning
over and through, the pouring

As the river flows
it tests, strengthens,
builds, the icy tearing
of its fingers emptying pores
of accumulated dirt 

The river purifies
fading the stain with mist,
a vapor dissipating 

a cleansing away
to a revealed whiteness 

because the stone cracks: hope
because the stone cracks: birth
because the stone cracks: inheritance 

Photograph via Wallpapergate.


Doug Spurling said...

Well done. I'd never have picked the refreshing Living water flowing from the Rock mentioned in chapter two to quench the fiery trial mentioned in here in chapter one. Well done. Did you know that the rock of Calvary or Golgatha, (the place of the skull, named thus because it was shaped like a skull) was the remains of an ancient quarry? It was a left over mound of rock, rejected by the builders, because it has a big crack running through it. And then, on top of the rock of rejection they began to crucify of which was Jesus, The Chris, The Rock of our salvation.

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Amen, and amen, Glynn . . .
My second novel in the new series is entitled "Redemption." I plan to use a mountain stream for the cover. It is all about hope, birth and inheritance from the God who loves and redeems.