Tuesday, April 27, 2010

They Said Yes

 Zechariah laughed before stuttering yes nine months later. 
 Elizabeth's baby boy kicked yes hard against her surprise.   
Trembling, Mary opened her life to yes.
Embarrassed, Joseph embraced yes. 
The wise men mapped yes by traveling far. 
The shepherds nodded yes as they followed the star. 
The angel chorus sang in unison yes.
 John the Baptist almost missed saying yes. 
The disciples lost everything by saying yes. 
Judas kissed yes as a trick. 
The thief died sighing yes. 
Mary listened yes while being. 
The Magdalene's perfume spilled yes across history. 
The Samaritan woman nodded yes to living water.
Peter's yes collapsed before becoming rock hard.
    Zacchaeus opened his home with a yes. 
Paul's yes restored his vision. 
The bleeding woman secretly touched yes.
Yes to mud and spit cured the blind man's eyes. 
Lazarus wept yes as he untangled death.  
The children smiled and nuzzled yes on his lap.
He breathed yes when he left home to show us Love. 
What they said, I say.
Especially the Magdalene's. 


Maureen said...

Very creative.

A Simple Country Girl said...

Wow, what a lovely synopsis.


S. Etole said...

yes to what you have said and how you said it ...

Anonymous said...

this is pretty cool :-)

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Anonymous said...

A very inspiring post/poem. I pictured this being read out loud - VERY loud - from a church pulpit, and all the people shouting "AMEN!" "That's Right!" after each line.

M.L. Gallagher said...

Amen -- what a wonderful picture of words creating love!

Thank you! (and thanks for your comment today.) Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! YES!

drw@bainbridge.net said...

Yes, yes, and more yes; a wonderful synopsis... or is that synopsyes?

Laura said...

What a difference a yes makes...no?

:) Fun to think in this way of the old familiars. Makes them new and fresh.

Lyla Lindquist said...

You make me want to say . . . Yes!

(And thank you for the note the other day. What a treat!)

katdish said...

Ah, yes.

And when we find ourselves overcome by guilt and shame, we say yes to Him and mercy says no to the enemy.

Thanks, Kathleen