The Labyrinth

I wandered in quite humbly,
just a girl.
A girl seeking her Lamb.
I felt the breath of a wolf,
although I could not see or hear him.
But I could smell the rank alcohol
in the shadows behind me.
He followed me when I sought my Lamb.
Perhaps the Lamb was in the maze.
I had to find him. Those were my thoughts.

Entering, a cold chill enveloped
my body, mind, and soul.
Fear was waiting there.
But I no longer smelled or felt
the breath of the wolf.
The fear was something else.
Something lingering, the unknown.
But I could not turn back.
The entrance was gone.
Swallowed into darkness.

On the first turn I heard
the voice of a Lion.
“Follow me,” was his command.
Though I could not see him
I followed his words.
“What I tell you in the dark,
speak in the daylight.”
His words were familiar. Calming.
The chill was gone.
So was the fear.

On the next turn the lion
disappeared.
There stood an ox.
“He who has ears to hear,
let him hear,” he bellowed.
And as he led me, ” The secret
of the kingdom of God has been
given to you.” Then, “Consider
carefully what you hear,” he
continued. “With the measure
you use, it will be measured
to you–and even more.”
Saying this the ox disappeared
into the maze.

Suddenly, I saw someone “like
a son of man dressed in a robe
reaching down to his feet and
with a golden sash around his chest.”
He said,  “Listen carefully to
what I’m about to tell you…”
While he was speaking, a cloud
enveloped the maze.
“A voice came from the cloud, saying,
‘This is my Son, whom I have chosen;
listen to him.'”

When the cloud left an eagle
appeared overhead.
It landed on the labyrinth next to me.
It spoke these words:
“I have told you these things so
you may have peace.
In this world you will have trouble.
But take heart!
I have overcome the world.”
Then the eagle lifted me
upon his wings and set me
on a straight path outside
the maze.

© Phyllis Weeks Rogers

Quotes included from the Holy Bible (NIV): Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Revelation.

 

 

Header photo credit:  Licensed for any reuse wikicommons.net via Bing.

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