The inspiration for this piece came to me on the eve of winter, just before the full moon. My world was.frozen, lifeless, and on a razor’s edge. Paralyzed by the coldness in my bones, I struggled to cast. Crushed by stones of the past, my heart weakened. Fear loomed, and for a moment all appeared as lost. But then I saw the man.
When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble. Psalm 9:12 KJVAAE
I was told of the man. As he lay dying upon the ground, the life still within his blood called out to the universe. And One heard.
And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. Genesis 4:10 KJVAAE
I remember the man. He was executed–a martyr placed upon a tree. He was hanged. His blood and water poured forth, and One remembered.
And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. Luke 23:45 KJVAAE
I have seen the man. He was pierced. Water and blood flowed from the wound. I reached out and placed my hand against his body. The hot fluids covered my hand, ran through my fingers, and spilled upon the ground. And One saw.
but one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. John 19:34 KJVAAE
I touched the man. He is the lamb, willingly offering Himself–in sacrifice, in service. The fleece is wonderfully soft, the breath is warm. The Great Fears are not present in this creature. Purity and the white light of spirit surround us now. There is no slaughter, rather a demonstration of the Bodhisattva, and the undeath. And One knew.
And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. Revelation 22:1 KJVAAE
Blood flows, the living river of humanity. Weeping comes, the tears are the watershed of life. These will never cease. And the man I know will also not end.
Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Hebrews 13:20 KJVAAE