fidelity

fidelity

what is this water walking, Jesus,
blue-brushed sky lowering toward

squint to cross the deepening—
God, you have for us something more?

thought at last the dream to sleep;
light receding, gone the shore

when you sudden wake the storm;
stirring, pulling into more!

urging us step clear the net,
risking life your waves to trace,

promise should we falter reach us;
turn your gale-blown night embrace.

 

 

 

 

 

–William B. Jones, on Matthew 14:23-33
(from “Before the Amen)

 

 

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