Monday, May 23, 2016

Listening: What will you do?

6:20am

Sun up

Cars racing ….

Work…work….work

Left turn lane

Peripheral vision catches

Shopping carts

Pushed by

Two young? people

Hard to discern the ages

Winter clothes
Mismatched—

Carts full—

All their belongings?

Turning left

Holy Spirit talking?

“Tell me for *sure,* God.”

Minutes pass

Turns pass

“Ok, God.”

Glancing at clock:

6:25—Plenty

Of Time—

Going “around my elbow to get to my thumb”—
 
Backtracking—
“Where are they headed?” I wondered.
There---before the animal clinic—
I turn, get out—
“Excuse me, I think you need
This more than me.”
Look of hopelessness
Turns to gratitude:
A soft, “Thank you”
From her lips.
I return to my car.
They continue—Where?
I continue—
 
We continue
On our ways…
 
……………………………
Divine appointment
I almost missed..
I would have missed
If I had not been listening.
…………………………..
Where did they spend
The night?
Where were they going with
Two shopping carts of
Belongings?
 
When had they eaten?
Bathed?
Do they have summer clothes?
………………………….
That image will
Resonate with me—
A young couple
Trudging down
Trask Parkway
Past Chick fila,
Past Dunkin’ Donuts
Headed where?
Invisible to hundreds
 
Of single-focused
Commuters racing…
Racing….racing to
Get to work
…………………………..
How I bet this
Couple wished
They had jobs to
Rush to—
A car to rush in
Rather than being
Invisible to the masses
Who have tunnel
Vision, rushing, speeding
To work,
Oblivious to those
Around them.
…………………………
My one regret as
I drove off:  I forgot
To tell them it was
From Jesus; I hope
They know; maybe
He will tell them.
 
 
Post a Comment