Sunday, September 6, 2015

From Antioch to Antioch

After Acts 13

We were in worship, fasting,
together as the followers
of the Wayin Antioch, when
it was said by the Spirit

            Separate the two,
            Barnabas and Saul,
            I have work for them,
            set aside for them
            the work to which
            I have called them

After the words, we continued
to worship, fast, pray.
We placed our hands
upon them, my hand felt
Barnabas sure, my hand felt
Saul, trembling, we placed
our hands upon them, sending

them off to Cyprus, where Saul
was also called Paul, to Antioch
in Pisidia, Antioch to Antioch
and so it begins,
Antioch to Antioch

The lightning of the hands
the power flowing from the hands
the hands a conduit for the source
of a power sufficient
sufficient to change the world

Photograph: Painting of Barnabas and Saul, Stavrovuoni Monastery, Cyprus.


Jerry said...

How easy it is to forget where the beginnings were and the sacrifices given to start the relay race of the gospel.

Mary Harwell Sayler said...

Praise God! We still have that power! Thanks, Glynn.