Epiphany

An Acrostic for Theophany

Ephah was from where they came from, and it was a

Pilgrimage that they took, these Magi, carrying

Incense for His divinity and the

Precious metal of gold to

Honor His kingship. And finally, myrrh, to

Anoint His sacred body after being

Nailed to a tree.

Yeshua our Savior, is born! Alleluia!

What Does Silence Know?

What does silence know?

That bite of tongue can be so wise,

the loudness of heartbeats and sighs,

the blossom of creative tries;

this, does silence know.

That loneliness can be profound,

there’s peace away from things that pound,

God-whispers are a soothing sound;

this, does silence know.


I came across a poetry challenge posted on Today’s Little Ditty, founded by Michelle Heidenrich Barnes. She interviewed Joyce Sidman, who challenged readers to write a “deeper wisdom” poem. I’ve had an empty house with no one around the past few days, so silence asked me to write about her!


Woman in boat image from Pexels-Art House Studio

Look Not

Look not to what is seen

for it is transitory.

But look to the unseen

for it’s eternal glory.

When a five-year-old looks at the blue sky and says, “that’s my favorite place to look for God,” he is seeking the unseen. And he is seeing a tiny shimmer of the glory of heaven here on earth.

This scripture poem, “Look Not,” was inspired by 2 Corinthians 4:18, as well as a five-year-old’s observation.