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Describing Words On The Word, Indescribable | A Poem

Anne Dahlhauser Poem
"Anne blogs at Front Porch, Inspired about surrendering everyday living for sacred purposes. She and her husband, Jay, are founders of a ministry called The Bridge of Storm Lake, focusing on missional living and advocacy for youth in vulnerable places of life. She holds an MA in Teaching... Read More

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:1-3; 14

“In the beginning…”

And, already deity submits
to the limits
of human semantics.
For
there is no beginning
to that which was always living

But, it says, “in the beginning

was the Word…”

Jesus of perfect paradoxes – for
the Word
was already heard
when the beginning began
when the light lit
and the rivers ran.

“and the Word was with God…”

He was by
God, but
not just beside
not along for the ride
no

“the Word was with God,

and the Word was God…”

He is they
both with and was,
and there’s no way
our minds can
lengthen
far enough to wrap
around Him.
And again –

“He was in the beginning with God.”

He is they
both with and was.
The always.

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,”

He came from always having been
in order to be
among the destined.
Subjected
to what would happen.
Limited
by what is human.
He came from always having been
in order to be presented
in the flesh of
infant, dependent.
Among us.
He was with God then
with us.

“and we have seen his glory,

glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

For now
we have seen
haven’t we?
He had to leave
eternity
to walk in the frailty
of humanity
so now we may see
his glory –
filled with the beauty
of grace and truth.
For now
we have seen
haven’t we?
Once invisible
now perceivable
Once beyond us
now among us.
For now
we have seen –
or have we
really?