THE WORD CAME TO KNOW
In the fullness of time,God spoke the Wordinto a woman.
The Word came to knowher blood,her warmth,her voice.She held him nine monthsand brought him forthfor the revealing of heartsand the piercing of her soul.
When he was rejected, scorned, killed,the earth received himinto her arms.
The Word came to knowher stone,her cold,her silence.She held him three daysand breathed him forthfor the redeeming of the worldand the tearing of the veil.
Knowing woman, knowing earth,the Word speaks truthwith tenderness: Love one another.
The Rev. Dr. Ann Bagley Willms