Suddenly like a mighty, rushing wind, Love fell upon us as fire and flame, Winding and binding, empowering to send Us to the nations proclaiming his Name. The exalted Name above all others, The only Name by which one may be saved Whose salvation unites, makes enemies brothers Whose dying gives life, frees the enslaved. And Water of Life, a river flowing Effulgence, increase, pours, spilling over Enwraps, enfolding as a breeze blowing Wells up in love as beloved and lover. Falling fire in tongues, Babel's blather breaks Resounds His own word whose voice Kadesh shakes.
© Randy Edwards 2017. Artwork: Jean Restout le jeune (1692–1768) Oil on canvas 1732. #poetry #sonnet #christianity #pentecost #walkingwithjesus