Friday, December 31, 2021

The best intentions

After Matthew 14:22-33

At first, a ghost, they think

until recognition kicks in.

No ghost, but the one

they follow, walking

across the stormy sea.

Hothead as he always is,

leader that he will become,

he says command me

to come to you, and hearing

the words, begins to walk.

But the storm, the waves,

the howling winds evoke

fear, and he’s sinking,

intentions forgotten,

sinking into the depths

as he cries out to be

saved. The one grasps

him by the hand and

pulls him to the boat,

and the waves calm,

the winds die down.

The picture of salvation

is painted.


Photograph by Tom Verdoot via Unsplash. Used with permission.

1 comment:

Martha Jane Orlando said...

The picture of salvation painted . . . Perfect, Glynn!