Word Scatterer

I read Your words

And Your Word–


Show me connections

Of wonder

Swirling galaxies

Of words


Of truth–

All of which is Yours–

But surely You show me

So that I can make it

Somewhat intelligible

To people outside my own head?

So together we can walk,

A living galaxy

Of Your love

Catching others in the

Joyful dance

Of Your new creation…

If only I could scatter

Words that make sense!

As if You,

Triune Creator of worlds–

Showing me galaxies–

Aren’t also in command

Of creating order

From the spoken Word

In the souls

Of people other than me.

As if I have some task

Other than to speak.

As if You can’t

Bring order

To my chaos.

Jennifer A G Layte

Poetry series

Published by Jennwith2ns

Jesus person. Wife and step-mom. Daughter, sister, auntie, friend. Collector of stories: mine, yours, tangible, not... Pastor of Central Baptist Church, founder and spiritual director at The Pilgrimage, and author of Trees In The Pavement and Favored One.

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