"Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers." - VoltairE

Lessons

Posted by Anne Witton on Monday, August 31, 2015 Under: Reflections
Today I wanted to share with you a lovely poem written by my friend Lindsay Reid from her collection 'Certain Joy':

Lessons

I saw in Him a light that was unfading,
I saw in Him such power that demons fled,
I saw in Him a truth beyond all knowledge - 
Oh teach me Lord, I said.
He bent and poured some water in a basin,
Washed His disciples' feet. They don't deserve
Such treatment Lord!
I told Him but He answered
First you must learn to serve.

I saw in Him a future shining brightly,
I heard in Him a voice that raised the dead,
His aspect was as one who would command - 
Oh lead me Lord, I said.
He led me to a hill outside a city,
He pointed to a cross that towered high,
If you would follow me, He told me gently,
Then you must learn to die.

I saw in Him a love as deep as oceans,
A blood that flowed so richly and so red,
I saw in Him a holiness that chilled me,
Oh save me Lord, I said.
He looked on me with eyes of great compassion,
He held out hands so scarred and wounded still,
I knelt before Him, wondering as He answered,
My child, He said, I will.

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