Monday, February 11, 2013

has this always been in the bible?

i wrote this in my journal yesterday
Jesus is manna - 
from somewhere in John.
but he doesn't rot
has this always been in the bible?
because metaphor makes me swoon
so i think i would have noticed it
am i blind to all but the mundane?
when i think of what's coming down from above
dust from the beams
oh lord open my eyes
to the manna from heaven who is
piercing wisdom

what fresh word have you gotten lately?

934. opportunities for learning
935. a running partner
936. anne lamott
937. planning the summer's garden
938. husband sacrificing for me
939. coffee from my favorite mug

 linking with -

michelle for hear it monday, use it on sunday, ann for 1000 giftsjoan for sharing his beauty, laura for playdates with god, the true vine challenge, amber for concrete words, jen for soli deo gloria, my freshly brewed life and kat for titus 2 tuesdays


  1. That is one of the things I appreciate about the Bible. No matter how many times I've read it, It blooms with something new. I got my fresh word from Exodus 1 today: Now there arose up a new king over Egypt which knew not Joseph. And I remembered why my kids don't understand the old life I knew as a child. Thank you, God.

  2. Our pastor spoke on manna yesterday. Your poem is like a big Amen to what God put in my heart. Thanks :)

  3. Yesterday in church the message was about the commandment to honor your mother and father. Thought I'd heard it all (HA!) - but was greatly moved by the teaching that the Hebrew for *honor* means "to make heavy." It touched me deeply, as I pondered the challenge of aging parents. I honor them by not taking them lightly, by giving them importance in my life, and by spending time with them.

    A good message - with a new *slant* for me.


  4. Oh, Kendal -- I love your fresh word today!!

    Mine? Enclosed in my post today -- about the wood of the sacrifice.

    Loved this today...

  5. Just noticed in Luke the other day where Jesus says the kingdom of God is like a mustard seed (remembered that part) that grew into a tree "and the birds of the air made nests in its branches." What a lovely image.

  6. beautiful. and #938--this one makes my breath hitch every time, seeing Christ in our spouses like this.

  7. Such great hope - Manna from heaven-- Bread of life
    I love it when we see things from God's Word with fresh eyes and it brings renewed hope. God's Word is living and active!!

  8. There is so much to discover and rediscover in His Word. Love this.

  9. I've been thinking a lot about manna too, Kendal. And gathering just what I need each day...

  10. Great poetry. And yes - manna. Reminds me of Wonderstruck - Margaret Feinberg.
    Just breathing in... His peace, His joy and His Presence.