Friday, January 13, 2017

Even in the Lonely Places

As a result, Jesus could no longer enter a town openly but stayed outside in lonely places. 
Yet the people still came to him from everywhere.

Mark 1:45 (NIV)


He came to soften hearts 
and heal souls,
but His hands cleansed,
brought sight to the blind
and opened the ears of the deaf.

The deserted places embraced Him
when the streets 
overflowed
with needs for the miraculous.
Places of loneliness
where no one would tread.

Still they came
from their squalor,
from their ghettos,
from their religious doubt.
They came from the shadows 
interwoven 
in their lives.

And He preached to them,
fed them,
healed their diseases.
He loved them without hesitation,
even in the lonely places,
loving all that they are
and all they will be.



copyright 2017 - Donald P James Jr

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