Friday, July 19, 2019

To see the child

After Luke 2:22-38

To see the child, this child,
to see the tiny life like
all tiny lives, yet unlike,
to see the one, this child,
the one promised,
the one revealed,
the one anticipated
like the water quenching
the thirst of the desert,
the one expected since
the biting of the fruit,
this is what I was born for,
to know, to see the child,
this child, this revelation.
We all bear the name
of Simeon.

Photograph by Kelly Sikkema via Unsplash. Used with permission.