30 Days in Gennesaret: Mixed Metaphors Day 23

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Compassion Celebration: gleanings

Mixed Metaphors

Isaiah 61 has a plethora of mixed metaphors

sprouts, bridegroom, priests

everyone gets new clothes

as many as touched him

Gennesaret met with

extravagant benevolence

Jesus disembarks

strews healing around

prayers like confetti:

Praise and honor

glory and power*

unfurl the banner

market spice

not just anyone

can unleash such compassion


we have a Jesus

who heals

jfig     4/2020

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Healer Jesus, we recognize that there is nothing indiscriminate in your extravagance, but that you invite all—all of us anywhere to receive from the storehouses of your grace and mercy; and in the marketplaces of Gennesaret, your healing. We acknowledge that you came to be about your Father’s business—that business of healing the scourges of sin, raising the dead, and giving LIFE in abundance. Restoring the beauty which you created. We are blessed to call upon your name in hope and longing for your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Help us to do our part; reach up the shallow distance to your threads, come to the table and bring others with us. Today we are flying your flag and singing your praise. Amen


You can read the full text of Isaiah 61 here: “Isaiah 61:1 (NIV) – The Spirit of the Sovereign.” Blue Letter Bible. Web. 26 Apr, 2020. <https://www.blueletterbible.org/niv/isa/61/1/s_740001&gt;.

*You can read the full text of Rev 5:13 here: “Revelation 5:13 (NIV) – Then I heard every creature.” Blue Letter Bible. Web. 26 Apr, 2020. <https://www.blueletterbible.org/niv/rev/5/13/s_1172013&gt;.

photo backstory: Compassion Celebration. Sa had recently returned from the Peace Corps, teaching physics in Africa. (in Portuguese!) Overstretched and overfull, she was willing to share all the goodness with cousin Bfig.

30 Days in Gennesaret: Day 16 Market Mayhem

Did the street dance

the stones cry out

in wonder- when Jesus

swept through town?


Did booth poles shake

paradigms shift

conversations gape

following Him?

assorted color clothes display on street
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Did society’s fabric

hang slightly askew?

The pharisees came

wouldn’t you…


Did barley and lentils

make confetti like rain

when boys and girls

were whole again?

kid s green floral sleeveless top
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Did spinners handing

their flax and wool

wonder what magic

their fringes might hold,

if Jesus came back their way?


Did butchers and bakers

dance a jig,

the farmers juggle

olives and figs



Were tables upended

and beggars crowned

the day that Jesus

came to town?


Did some leave their posts

never look back

drop tools and trades

for different ‘gold’?

person molding pot
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Was the richest perfume

in market that day

joy that flowed

from Healer’s grace?


Did the stones cry out

and tradesmen rumble

doves coo

and old men wonder

Will Jesus come back our way?


jfig     4/2020