Saturday, May 05, 2007

Twice Made Fish

(Response to Sunday Scribblings prompt, 'Ocean')

God prepared me first to be
inhabitant of stream and sea.
The second time oh glory, see
what shore-side breakfast set me free
to nourish and remind all men
that God took flesh
and tastes with them
the food and drink that men enjoy
in body death does not destroy.




"...he showed them his hands and his feet.
And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, 'Have you anything here to eat?' They gave him a piece of broiled fish,and he took it and ate before them." Luke 24: 40-42

"When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, 'Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.'" John 21:9-10

13 comments:

Inconsequential said...

:)

On form Ish, on form.

Good piece.

missmellifluous said...

Beautiful.

Regina Clare Jane said...

Oh, I loved this... thank you...

Jennifer said...

I so understand this, is this the part where Peter jumps ship and swims to shore? Love the poem, is it a song?

gautami tripathy said...

In Gita , it says the soul never dies...

arboleda said...

interesting blog!!

Rena said...

Wonderful!
I love this point of view! We never know how God is going to use us.

ish said...

Thank you much inc, missmellif, regina, aboralda.

jennifer, Yes, that is the occasion, -- the John 21 story. Would it work as a song? I hadn't thought about that.

gautami, thank you for your frequent comments. The soul? ... hummm, living for ever in the wrong company might be very unpleasant.

rena, Used by God? I agree... and don't you like surprises?

Donners said...

Incidently ish, this is the very passage that Luke just preached on a few weeks ago!

ish said...

I would have liked to have heard it. Love to you both. :-)

Radagast said...
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Radagast said...

That was a good one, ish

ish said...

Thanks Radagast.