Renewed unfrayed

Still struggling with the John Style writing of The Word.

**The Boys: look at each other and nod vigorously, open arms in affirming gesture, then together:
“Yes, now you are speaking plainly, not in any figure of speech! Now we know that you know all things, and do not need to have anyone question you; by this we believe that you came from God.“

**Jesus: pause, then moves to stage front-right, looks up to back of theatre:
“Do you now believe? The hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each one to his home, and you will leave me alone.
**Turns to face The Boys, moves amongst them and touches each – a shoulder, a hand, an arm, a head… :
Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me. I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace.
**Centre stage, facing audience:
In the world you face persecution.
**Boys move to centre and join Jesus:
But take courage; I have conquered the world!“
John 16:29-33

All sounding to my ear like a reworked musical production.

Yet …

Whether this be a transcript, or simply “this is how it was for me (and what I think He really meant to say)” piece of writing … what does my lord desire I take from these words today?

What living words does He highlight?

“…you will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone…“ and ”I have said this … so that … you may have peace.” and ”In the world … but take courage … I have … “

And getting past my “musical irritation” – the words truly came to life.

:-/ :-/ :-/

Yesterday I had occasion to be alone.
In that place where the threads of relationship
So easily tangle and fray.
Yet not alone.

Yesterday I was yet not alone.
And found peace.

And with peace came courage.

And allowed the flow of Love.

Relationship restored.
Renewed unfrayed.

And being yet not alone.
I was no longer alone.

🙂 🙂 🙂

**Paul: walks to stage front-right, extends arms wide, Jesus leans forward, they look at each for a lingering moment:
“Thank you my lord.”

**Jesus: smiles, winks:
“Come here you daft thing!”

**They embrace

Curtain falls. Orchestra plays …

(However …
there are lots of times
when the John Style writing style
does works for me)


17 thoughts on “Renewed unfrayed

    • Paula, thank you. There have been times when I think he has planted the same thought in all our heads. And then I enjoy that “brain exploding moment” … how does he do that? All this connects – and connects – and keeps connecting – day after day after day. Happy focusing 🙂


  1. You bring life to words just as God’s living Word brings life to you. You have a gift, my friend. I am blessed to receive it.

    As soon as the house lights dimmed and God’s light filled the stage, I was captivated by the synchronous movements, the down-to-the-minute plotting, the Great Director’s hand in all that played onstage. As the story unfolded before me, I felt that vicarious longing to be on stage, my hand on His warm, welcoming shoulder, my eyes locked with His, thanking Him for His mercy, for His encouragement.

    And then you gave me an ethereal intermission of Spoken Word poetry, penned by one of my favorite authors (paulfg), dripping with the truth of transparency. I am sitting in my orchestra seat, contemplating being “In that place where the threads of relationship/ So easily tangle and fray”, knowing that the Hero of our story is the only One Who can keep me together, believing that I am not alone. Ever. He goes with me wherever I go. The Father is with me.

    Oh to embrace my Father and hear His, “Silly girl. See? There was no reason to be afraid. I was with you the whole time.”

    Thank you for a seat to the best thing I’ve seen in years. Bravo, my dirt brother.


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