and you shall know He and the Kingdom by (a poem)


and you shall know He and the Kingdom by

mustard seed, salt, coins, and sheep.

lilies and birds of the air, eyes, and teeth.

oak planks and specks and motes.

bread- leavened and unleavened.

oil for lamps, nard for feet.

fig trees and houses of sand, houses on rock.

water. to wine.

fish.  by the net and basketful.

spit and sand to mud and healing.

seeds.  weeds.  harvest time and pearls.

treasure and fields.  shekels in mouths.

talents owed to kings and servants.  canceled debts.

children and vineyards.

fathers.  sons lost and found.

donkeys and leaves of palm.  Wedding feasts.

bread and wine, again.

a place for skulls, three crosses, thieves and blood and nails.

soaked vinegar in sponges and spears in sides.

cracked foundations and torn curtains.

a rolled-back boulder, two messengers.

a woman.  a garden.  a Gardener.

fish for breakfast.

love to proclaim, sheep to be fed.

tongues of fire, promised.  given.