One Day, God Planted a Stake in the Ground – Jo Pestell

God spoke
        Darkness came
                        God was there

God spoke
        Light came
                        God was there

God spoke
        Creation overflowed
                        God was there

One day God planted a stake in the ground

“Everything I have is yours
    – share it with me or use it for yourselves”

They ate
         A different light came
         They were hidden from each other
                          But God was there

“Everything I have is mine”
    – but still a voice within whispers of a different way

One day God planted a stake in the ground

“This is my body given for you”
    – a gate or a stumbling block

Take, eat
          Their eyes were opened
                           And God was there

“Lord, it’s hard to give my body to serve you”
    – but the Spirit comes and brings strength within

Still….

Sometimes when we speak
           Darkness comes
                           God be there

Sometimes when we speak
            Light comes
                            God is there

Lord help us speak
            “Your kingdom come”
                             God is here

This poem first appeared at http://dwellingspaces.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/one-day-god-planted-stake-in-ground.html

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