Sunday, December 4, 2016

Journey to the Hill Country (Luke 1:39)

39 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah,
 Luke 1:39 (ESV) 

The road for the journey
smells of the past,
all the years of our God's promise
to free his people,
Israel.

A road of dust and stone,
traveled on by a father,
and then his children
and their children
in search of soil we speak of deserving.

A road of flesh and blood,
cut deep into the earth
by the voices
of prophets,
scarred by the sandals
of Roman dominance,
perfumed
by the hope of coming salvation.


copyright 1993 - Donald P James Jr 
The above poem was previously posted on 9/12/16

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