Friday, November 24, 2023

All changes

After I Samuel 16:1-13

It seems that all

is well, a surface

of calm and continuity.

But all is changed;

the light has passed

from one to another.

The prophet is told

to go to a new one,

newly anointed,

a mission fraught

with fear, fraught

with uncertainty.

But he goes, down

to Bethlehem,

the city where

it will all begin,

the anointing and

ushering in of

a new king. When 

this prophet is

tasked, this prophet



Photograph by Niklas Ohlrigge via Unsplash. Used with permission.

Some Friday Readings


The Hand – poem by Marly Youmans at Kingdom Poets (D.S. Martin).


4 Aspects of Being Made in God’s Image – D. Eaton at Fight of Faith.


Reversing Babel – poem by Cynthia Erlandson at Society of Classical Poets.


Lewis the Prophet – Rhys Laverty at The Critic Magazine.


Thomas Onwhyn’s London – Spitalfields Life.

1 comment:

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Being obedient to God - could we all show that depth of trust and faith.
Blessings, Glynn!