Sunday, April 10, 2011

lenten journal: sunday sonnet #25

First the news of Lazarus dying
before Jesus had time to get there --
Then the image of Jesus crying
must have giv’n the disciples a scare . . .

He got to the tomb and called out his friend,
with the others saying, “He stinketh” –
they had no idea death was no end,
Jesus said, “Death is not what you thinketh.”

God showed Ezekiel a valley of death
then gift wrapped bones in new life and skin –
God’s subversive pow’r in every breath:
in our endings is where God begins

touching that miraculous circumstance
where the blind ones see and the dry bones dance*


*with grateful appreciation to Mark Heard

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