Thursday, February 19, 2015

I Saw the Spirit

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, "Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, 'After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.' I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel." And John testified, "I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.' And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God." John 1:29-34 

I Saw the Spirit

In the deep snowed winter
nights long and never ending
deep within the darkness
the dreams come unbidden.

The faces of a thousand witnesses
those who loved and taught well
and those who tortured and teased
all waiting in another world just beyond.

The spirit comes and rouses hope
for spring and plants awakening
of life renewed and balance regained
of light enough to made flowers blossom.

In the depths of the dream nightscape
the spirit whispers through the ancient ones
dear ones who have walked on
reminding the sleeper there is more to life.

In the shallows of the morning dawn
when shadows barely resinate
I saw the spirit and certainly saw
that love was walking the earth again.

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