Without the benefit of radar rain mapping
or Doppler wind display,
Jesus, known among the faithful
as Son of the great Creator-Parent,
manages to deal with the storm.
First century gospel writers
had no hesitation in promoting
the miracle-working capacities of their Lord;
evidence, as it was, of his status as an equal
within the Godhead.
Hey, storm-subduing Jesus,
orderer of waves
and director of the wind,
we could use a few miracles, too!
How about sending some rain down here;
you know that we need it.
And while you’re at it
there are a few other storms
that could do with some divine intervention.
The blizzards of relationships, frozen,
bitter and unforgiven;
swirling tornados of fear and certainty
catching up all in their path;
the burning maelstroms of greed and accumulation,
always hungry for more;
cyclones of despair that build large and wild
to eliminate hope;
the thunderous lightning that deafens, blinds
and denies that which is true and good;
squalls and tempests that accuse and abuse,
causing damage difficult to repair;
and the destructive hurricanes
released by rampant egos
lusting unrelentingly for power.
Speak the word, Jesus!
© Ken Rookes 2012