Sunday, January 29, 2023

Witness to the light

After John 1:1-14

He was sent to witness,

he was sent to speak,

he was sent to testify

of the light that was coming.


the light coming into the world


the light, the word, to logos

was here,

here in the world,


shining, yet strange,

an alien who looked like us

but unrecognized, suspected,

rejected by the very people

who had hoped and prayed

for him for centuries. 


He came as a man,

to live among us

for a time, to teach

and heal, until the day


the stone rolled away and

he was not here.


Photograph by Jose Ortega Castro via Unsplash. Used with permission.


Martha Jane Orlando said...

Absolutely perfect poem if there ever was one, Glynn.

Glynn said...

Martha, thank you!