Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Sonnet: John 6:24-35

Across the lake, by thousands soon they came,
Their sights set on this wonder bread creator.
They ate their fill, yet sought more of the same
For hunger is a constant motivator.
In fact, this sign of loaves beside the sea
Reminded them of their ancestors' craving
When manna was the answer to their plea,
A desert sign that God was leading, saving.
Yet all the gifts our Father's ever given
Are but mere foretastes of the Son, whose role--
Whose mission--is to be true bread from heaven
That satisfies the hunger of the soul.
             Lord, give today this Bread of Life anew
             That in our faith we learn to feast on you.


© Phillip Martin


1 comment:

Mike St. John said...

Nice post! I did a blog on this passage recently and I would be interested in your thoughts.

http://stjohnthelutheran.com/2012/08/02/why-working-for-a-living-is-not-really-living/