Saturday, 22 March 2014

LECTIONARY THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT: “Come and see a man who told me everything I’ve ever done” (John 4:5-42)

“Come and see a man who told me everything I’ve ever done”

Go now, don’t hesitate,
You’ll find him by the well,
The deep well,
The one with earthy,
Earthly water at its base,
Seek him at the well,
While he is to be found,
This is the prophet,
This is the messiah,
Their messiah,
And our messiah,
All’s messiah.

“Come and see a man who told me everything I’ve ever done”

He speaks with heaven’s knowledge,
He speaks with heaven’s words,
He speaks of a water that never runs dry,
A water that will take away that thirst,
And with every word he said,
With every grain of truth spoken,
The realisation dawned,
That the real deep well,
Stood before my open eyes.

“Come and see a man who told me everything I’ve ever done”

Saturday, 15 March 2014



John 3:8, The wind blows wherever it please. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.

From above comes the breeze,
That captures the heart,
And the eyes,
Drawing back the focus to the hyper - real.
Revised intentions, shaped by cascading shards of light,
Reflecting on the lens, tinged by flare,
This new vision, from above,
Breaks before dawn awakes,
And leads the wanderer further,
Further than they thought they’d ever go,
This breeze carries with it hope and heartfelt praises,
For within the shadows cast by the collateral it carries,
Are etchings of new life,
Scrawled on to pavements,
Sewn into the fabric of lives encountered,
Life enriched and enriching,
And from above this ghostly breath sweeps away,
Tears, worries,
Failures and fears,
And plants deep into passersby,
Seeds of change,
New roots to be formed in concrete walls,
Previously shut off to fresh light,
And as with the wild goose,
The wind sweeps and soars,
Clattering left and back and right and forth,
The path it follows is the creator’s cause,
And it moves ever onward,
This wind,
This trail of hope and life,
And to us is given the task,
Of following in its wake,
Reaching after the leaves that flutter,
In the glare of this comet’s tail.

Monday, 10 March 2014

LECTIONARY FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT: Serve Only The Lord (Matthew 14:1-11)

When the times of trial come,
(And they will)
When all falls apart,
As parched ground cracks and breaks,
Quakes at the snares the tempter makes,
Know in the deepest core of the heart,
Where light nor dark can enter,
That it is only to the Lord,
That knees should fold and bend,
Only to God should eyes ascend,
In awe and worship,
No matter the outcome:
Whether trials have broken,
Or been beaten back,
Whether the tempter’s arrow tales,
Have hit their sallow target,
Or whether the serpent’s lies,
Have been vanquished,
Know that it is to the triune God,
That worship should be given,
And it is to the Triune’s truth,
That service ought be striven,
Only know that when it all feels displaced,
The Lord of heaven and Earth is still present,
When the 40 days and nights have no end,
And it is to God that attention can be given.