Haiku And Other Deep Thoughts

Recently I’ve had a little more time than usual to reflect on life. Here are a few haiku I wrote in the Japanese Gardens the other day.

Your smile remains
Do you remember my face?
Remnant of the past.

Gentle as a stream
Violent as a waterfall
Is my soul within.

Dancing like a child
Frightened like a refugee
Thoughts ever-changing.

In a separate series of “deep thoughts,” this morning, I had a great time in the “Living Beyond Yourself” Bible study by Beth Moore. She pointed out how in Matthew 27:34, 48, Jesus rejected the vinegar drink they gave those who were crucified to dull the pain.

And if you take a look at Hebrews 2:9, it points out that Christ chose to “taste death in every way.” He sacrificed everything for us, and chose to experience the pain to its fullest.

Broken beyond rejection,
Refusing the drink that would ease the pain.
Instead, drinking death
To its fullest
As You poured out Your life for me.

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