If He So Clothes The Flowers

If He So Clothes The Flowers

…Observe how the wildflowers of the field grow: They don’t labor or spin thread. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was adorned like one of these. If that’s how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and thrown into the furnace tomorrow, won’t he do much more for you––you of little faith? (Matthew 6:28b-30 CSB).

Signal Hill (Cywydd Llosgyrnog)

The Atlantic shimmers in the east
stretched as far as the eye can see.
there, down beneath: the Narrows,
inlet to the harbor behind,
scalpels the tall green on the right.
You can see icebergs, whales, boats.

4-2-2020

What is a cywydd llosgyrnog?

NaPoWriMo #2

Bartimaeus and Zacchaeus

Bartimaeus and Zacchaeus

Chapter and verse divisions were not part of the original books of the Bible. They’re generally helpful as locators (the poor Preacher of Hebrews even says “But someone somewhere…” in Hebrews 2:6), but we can miss connections if we follow them too closely.

Luke put the stories of blind Bartimaeus (not named in Luke but in the other Gospels) and Zacchaeus back-to-back because we’re supposed to see the connections between them.

These two men are both unable to see.
They’re both desperate to get to Jesus.
They both desperately need Jesus.

These two men are quite different: one is a blind beggar, and the other is a powerful, rich, and corrupt tax collector.

Both leave drastically changed after meeting Jesus.