From Mess to Metaphor

Cross & Thorns

A simple walk along a beach
Noticing a pile of rubbish as we walked by
Suddenly it formed a familiar shape:
A cross.
The eye wandered further:
A cross and thorns
Images that evoke memories,
Remind of healing and wholeness
Appearing out of apparent rubbish and chaos.
A smile as God seems to speak a metaphor:
Healing and redemption out of apparent disorder,
Hope in strange places,
Holiness and the presence of God
Where if we only glance we just see a messed up world.

© Joe Lenton, September 2012


One thought on “From Mess to Metaphor

  1. I love the simplicity of this image and the profound way it speaks to us of His life-giving grace and goodness, as well as awakening us to His glorious presence all around us – if we only have the awareness and sensitivity to take the time and trouble to look. A lovely reflection.

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