Author Kingham Page, the Online Writer

Luke 1:8-23, 39-63
'Not so', she said,
voice more soft yet firm than ever,
'He shall be called John.'

What kind of listening is this
wilderness listening
not heeding traditions of family
and friends?

Elizabeth had heard another Voice
coming from the holiest place,
insisting this baby
was different
to any she had ever hoped,

This frail fruit of her womb would grow
to be the strongest Voice
echoing from Spirited desert,
calling Israel
to a new boldness
in the strangest of places,
to make ready for the wilderness God
of locusts and wild honey.

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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