Sunday, February 21, 2021

Locked away

After Acts 5:17-21

Dragged from the streets,
they are locked away,
prison cell doors locked
to prevent infection
and stop the contagion,
this pandemic of piety,
from spreading. Locked
away, they feel the fear
and uncertainty yet know
the security of what 
they have locked away 
in their hearts. They know
the powers will stop at nothing
to preserve and protect
themselves, yet they know
the power of the way
they follow. 

In deepest night, a light
appears, an angel; the doors
open. The prisoners are
freed from their prison,
their bodies, souls, and voices
liberated, and told to go
and speak and preach and teach.
They obey; they leave the cells
just as the prison doors
lock back into place.

Photograph by Damir Spanic via Unsplash. Used with permission.

1 comment:

Martha Jane Orlando said...

The power of the Way will always trump the powers that be. Beautiful, Glynn!