Mere words, you may say –
Yet they possess strength, character
Personality and tenacity.
The word that dammed the great sea and
shattered Jericho’s great wall.
The word that broke jars,
grinding them to a fine powder and
that caused corpses to stand and walk.
The word that shone forth as the light and
threw food from the cloud,
and Manna – a lump of meat that never stank
That fell endlessly.
The word that multiplied a little jar of oil
and fine flour, and gave tongues to men.
The word that spoke so loud
that thunders wearied.
The word that stayed the force of fire;
Changed lions to house pets and
That word – God’s word
Came down as flesh in Christ
Ages later, it still speaks
Soundlessly for all to hear.
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Photo credit: Ecce Homo, Behold the Man, 1871 by Antonio Ciseri