The baptism of Jesus

Jesus drenched in well-washed inundation,
Like soil that can’t hold more precipitates,
Then rushing rain quite supersaturates
Water works with floods of supererogation.

Breathing deeply you rise, garments soaking,
Black hair haloed bright with droplets shaken,
Tallith cleansed by Jordan’s serum taken,
Our God’s mercy and bidding prompt provoking.

In dryness of desert then find God’s tasks,
He sends where arid to discern the centre,
Lizards, jackals, offer to be his mentor,
He in God’s love and blessing warmly basks.

In memory and yearning gladly immersed,
While catechumens in Torah are versed.

  • Isaiah 43:1-7. Luke 3:15-22
8266350-3x2-940x627

Phillips River bridge near Ravensthorpe WA – Courtesy ABC

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s