Animated Reading: Kairos

This week we launch our eighth animated reading. The next five weeks of blog posts will draw from themes in this poem.  If you like the video, please share with others.



Kairos

Troubled traveler seeking solutions –

Thoughts racing, heart pounding, noisy life’s

Questions demanding answers, body exhausted.

˜

Crickets sing, brooks bubble, trees rustle…

Motion stops.

Stillness

Slowly

Falls.

˜

Awkward silence succumbs

To comfortable quietness… until

HOLY HUSH CRASHES IN LIKE A WAVE!

˜

Eyes open, ears unstop, time halts,

A world within a world slips into sight.

˜

Former vision fades to perfect perspective –

Purpose discovered, destiny unlocked, and meaning defined

In just a glance.

         ˜

Ears now opened to the Voice of God framed in moonlit

Sky etched by a heavenward reach of

Tree topped silhouettes.

˜

Oh, how lovely the frame… yet such beauty

Only paled before the glorious Voice contained within.

This is what was heard:

“LOVE!  LOVE!  LOVE!”

Love eternal, love divine –

Always present, rarely observed.

˜

Here I stood, here I basked,

As though time had

Stopped and all remaining was this River of Love

Flowing from the very

Throne of

GOD.

˜

Struggles disappeared, perspective released,

Anxiety melted, hope born,

Fear fled, faith felt,

Heart’s motives laid bare –

Intentions respectable, now despicable –

Motives honorable, now awful –

Good, now ghastly.

˜

Simply sitting in awestruck silence,

Captivated by

Holy

Perfect

Love.

˜

Silence so sacred, quiet so thick,

Movement so foreign –

I sat, stared, and dared not move.

In holy desperation I cried,

“Change me!  Change me!  Change me!”

˜

Slight breeze soon became strong wind,

Silence melted,

Visible invisible became

Invisible as before.

˜

Time resumed…

Crickets sang, brooks bubbled, trees rustled…

˜

Holy world now veiled again

Except for heart’s fire contained within –

The life of this one, though fully mortal,

Ruined by a glance of heavenly LOVE’S portal.

˜

Though still invisible

The Voice infinitely indelible…

And still I cry,

“Change me, change me, change me…”

 


This poem (by David Trementozzi) has been adapted from the poem by the same name in, David Trementozzi, Light for the Dark Night: Embracing a Heart of Holy Desperation (Maitland, Fl.: Xulon, 2005).

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Author: David Trementozzi

David Trementozzi is married to his wife, Emily and they have three children—Judah, Kaleb, and Halle. David likes to write on topics related to Christian faith and their contemporary theological relevance. He has a B.A. in Psychology (Messiah College), Masters of Divinity, and Ph.D in Theology (Regent University). David is currently a professor of Theology at Continental Theological Seminary in Brussels, Belgium. To learn more about David, go to the About David page above.