Wednesday, April 22, 2015

At Daybreak

After leaving the synagogue Jesus entered Simon's house. Now Simon's mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked him about her. Then he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. Immediately she got up and began to serve them.
As the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various kinds of diseases brought them to him; and he laid his hands on each of them and cured them. Demons also came out of many, shouting, "You are the Son of God!" But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Messiah.
At daybreak he departed and went into a deserted place. And the crowds were looking for him; and when they reached him, they wanted to prevent him from leaving them. But he said to them, "I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other cities also; for I was sent for this purpose." So he continued proclaiming the message in the synagogues of Judea. Luke 4:38-44 

At Daybreak
We wake to find the fire cold
the wood damp the frost returns
just beyond the horizon's edge
a pink shimmering light begins to break.

Light trickling at first then bursting
like raging water over a falls
we tumble to our feet and stretch
leaning in to a brand new day.

The mountains begin to take shape
now that the muddied horizon is clear
those who followed us here will come begging
and there will always be more to do.

May I linger in the filtered light
and hide deep within early mornings' cover?
I would remain here forever my friend
but we are all called onward, you and I.

We will bundle up our hopes and dreams
sharing our goods with others
we have been blessed here in this place
we have been fed and now we arise.

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