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Lifeless Ink...Until...

by Jerry Johnson

 

The ink in this pen I hold in my hand

Has no life, no intelligence,

No inspiration, no impact,

No influence on the world.

 

It is just there:

Lifeless

Mute

Deaf

Senseless

Sightless

Tasting nothing bitter or sweet.

 

Until...

 

I take it in my hand

And strike it to the empty page

With intuitive strokes

For another's eye to see

And their mind to grasp

The intent

The tenor

And the drift

Of my thoughts...

 

...the miraculous movement of WORD from one mind to another!

 

...meaning-full communion of IDEA one soul with another!

 

Indeed, Father,

You took up Jesus in Your hand

And wrote order over chaos;

You took up Jesus in Your hand

And wrote light over darkness;

You took up Jesus in Your hand

And wrote the sky and the sun and the moon and the stars;

You took up Jesus in Your hand

And wrote the earth with the land and the sea and the life;

You took up Jesus in Your hand

And wrote the Garden of Eden and the trees and the man and the lady:

 

With Your Love.

 

(INTERLUDE---MAN BOUGHT A "BETTER" IDEA FROM A SLICK AND SLIMY SALESMAN, A LIE---now back to the TRUTH)

 

You took up Jesus in Your hand

And wrote down through the ages The Promise;

You took up Jesus in Your hand

And wrote the rainbow in the sky;

You took up Jesus in Your hand

And wrote The Plan for Abraham;

You took up Jesus in Your hand

And replaced Issac with a Ram;

You took up Jesus in Your hand

And wrote the Law of Truth on Mount Sinai;

You took up Jesus in Your hand

And gave Israel the Shepherd-King;

 

You took up Jesus in Your hand

And wrote Immanuel into the womb of the humble maid;

You took up Jesus in Your hand

And wrote His coming to save His people;

You took up Jesus in Your hand

And wrote a glorious little manger scene with the baby and the virgin and the star.

You took up Jesus in Your hand

And wrote the compassion of God with the healing and the miracles and the teaching;

You took up Jesus in Your hand

And wrote tears on the rejection of His love by His own;

You took up Jesus in Your hand

And wrote the FLASHING RED NEON CROSS OF JUDGEMENT AND FORGIVENESS with the thorns and the stripes and the blood;

You took up Jesus in Your hand

And wrote the Law of Truth AND Mercy into the self-wrought condemnation of man;

You took up Jesus in Your hand

And wrote "It is finished" on the price that no one but He could pay!

You took up Jesus in Your hand

And wrote in His blood the New Covenant for all the children of Abraham's faith!

 

You took up Jesus in Your hand

And wrote the coming of the Comforter, the Teacher and the Truth in the upper room.

You took up Jesus in Your hand

And kept Your Promise!

 

You took Jesus in Your hand...

 

...He,

So humble,

So obedient,

So surrendered,

Is Your WORD,

He is You,

Written into the void of time and space

To be the perfect testimony

Of Your IDEA,

Of Your thoughts

Of Love

And Compassion

On the deceived, hopeless human race!

 

You GAVE us

Your Son,

Your Child,

Your Offspring,

Your perfect expression of Your infinite heart,

And Your perfect mind

For all who have the eyes to see

-And the appreciation of its import-

To seek to comprehend...

...to apprehend...

The immeasurably brilliant Beacon of Life

To our soul.

 

Now,

In this time,

In this space,

In this fallen soul

Take my life,

Oh Lord!

Take it

Like a blank page upon your desk,

Empty of all good but what you would inscribe

By Your grace and mercy,

And write upon my heart

Your Holy WORD,

Your Truth,

That I may be

An echo,

Plain and obvious and true,

Of the love

And the testimony

Of Jesus Christ,

My Savior,

My Redeemer,

For all,

Who would,

To see.

Amen.

 

© Copyright 2017, Gerald Thomas Johnson, Norfolk, VA.  All rights reserved.  Used by permission.

 

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