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