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The Strengthening

John 1:2-13
What a struggle:
to open my eyes
in the face
of light.

those piercing rays
an intrusion,
splintering webs of nerves
behind eyelid squint,
feeling light the pain inflicter,
eye reddener,
branding dark burning holes
in the tenderest parts.

Not dreaming the friendship
and the nurturing
of the One
who comes as
rarely seen,
snuffed out, it seemed
at Golgotha's
Festival of Darkness:
always seeking
to melt
the hardened heart
with a power
from beyond
     (colours fade,
     buildings crumble,
     leaves fall,
     faces crease,
     despots die,
     leaders lose).


But this light will
fire the readied
waiting soul
with incandescent


Ross Kingham
© - 2000

Ross lives in Canberra, Australia. He is the director/administrator of Barnabas Ministries, Inc., which offers ministers of the Gospel a place to pause, refresh their perspective, and renew their acquaintance with God.


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