Thomas: a poem

Thomas

Why did you doubt
the real live blood that sprouted
from Christ’s side and bloomed
in the room where you gathered –

a bouquet of wine
poured behind
closed doors?

Could you not see the pores
opened, aching for you, always
to be, not beside yourself,
but Him?

His side lay bare to let you in,
so enter now. Come round His side
and worship Him again.

by Mary Harwell Sayler, © 2016, 2014, 1998. Originally published in the Central FL Episcopalian, the poem is also included in the book of Bible-based poems, Outside Eden.

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2 thoughts on “Thomas: a poem

  1. Tears are flowing Mary…I can’t seem to stop. I just think of my Jesus and the tears pour. How precious your words…the truth of His love for us given so freely and completely! God in the flesh, suffering coming to this horrid place of sin and death…and yet He loved us so much he could not leave us in this condition!! Your poem is absolutely magnificent!

    “His side lay bare to let you in,
    so enter now. Come round His side
    and worship Him again.”

    I love it!

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