Isaiah 50 (CJB)

Why was no one here when I came?
Why, when I called, did nobody answer?

Galatians 3:15-22 (MSG)

If such is the case, is the law, then, an anti-promise, a negation of God’s will for us? Not at all. Its purpose was to make obvious to everyone that we are, in ourselves, out of right relationship with God, and therefore to show us the futility of devising some religious system for getting by our own efforts what we can only get by waiting in faith for God to complete his promise. For if any kind of rule-keeping had power to create life in us, we would certainly have gotten it by this time.

Mark 6:47-56 (CJB)

..because the wind was against them.

Lonely God

The house is empty

dirty dishes in the sink

burnt pots on the stove

starving cat but

no evidence of disaster.

What imaginary monster did everyone escape?


Lifeless Laws

The courthouse is crowded

greasy gavel in hand

the judge pounds and pounds

flabby lawyers sit

bellies straining coat buttons.

Where is the bailiff to bring in the accused?


Numinous Wind

The boat is leaking

gale blowing sideways

oars flounder in the air

graceless rowers flail

soggy bottoms toppled in the bilge.

Who will tell them that the wind has changed?



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