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Anne Dahlhauser Christian Blog and Commentary

describing words on the Word, indescribable | a poem

  • Anne Dahlhauser

    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, focusing on missional living and advocacy for youth in vulnerable places of life. She holds an MA in Teaching Languages (TESOL and Spanish) and is a lover of words and the Word, culture and communication. Jay and Anne have five kids, a front door that can’t stay closed, and an abundance of messy, holy chaos at their neighborhood center/home in Iowa – of all places.

  • 2016 May 30
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describing words

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?

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