People-Watching, Life-listening


Two sandwiches cut in half
She black bean
Him chicken in a wrap
Swapped piece for piece
As they do
At the altar
Before God
All to He
Half to thee

In this world
Ill-placed glamour

Sends souls a clamor
Smoothies pose
As the source for all those
Who thirst

Back to the first
The couple
Guessing newly wed
Sharing a marriage bed
Praying their love is genuine
Not the sanguine
Social media story
Deflated of His glory
Hope is in us and everywhere
Simply a whispered prayer
Dare to observe
Honor and preserve
Shared bits of their lives
Jesus died
For them and you
For all
even if they don’t hail the Good News


Yet His glory on display
Here in Luray

Church steeples
In the smiles of people
Singing outside
The melody drawing me to abide
What a beautiful name it is
Death cannot hold Him
The veil tore before Him
What a powerful name
Across the street lanes
I looked up
Are there speakers on the posts?

Kept walking the hill
As the angel
Sang to Our Savior
A restaurant

Karaoke, I think
Under a canopy
There she
Another woman Tammy
Came to share with me

The owners, she said,
Adopted a boy
Today is his 1 year-old birthday
Mini trains
Pizza sauce stains
Praise God
Lord of All
Every single one of us has a story to tell


But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well (Matthew 6:33).

In Luke, when Jesus heals the man bound by demons by the collective name of Legion with the involvement of pigs, the town’s people react in fear and ask Jesus to leave them (Luke 8:37).

Though the healed man wanted to leave with Jesus, Our Lord had other plans:

“Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him (Luke 8:39).


It keeps coming to my attention (thank you, Jesus) that it does NOT matter if people listen, we tell of Him anyway. It is not our job to make them listen or believe. Jesus commands us to Go and tell.

The more full story of my brief visit to Luray, VA will be up on the story blog in a little bit.

Have a blessed Sunday,



2 thoughts on “People-Watching, Life-listening

  1. I had not put that together before: Jesus asked the man to return to his hometown, the very place where they were so angry over what Jesus had done. We are His witnesses, His story is so persistent when we live it out! Thanks for these great thoughts today!

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