Thursday, April 11, 2013

Guest Poem from Marijo Blair

 
I count it a great joy to introduce to you today, my dear friend Marijo Blair. Over the years we have prayed together, shared our writing with  a writer's group she helped found, and encouraged one another to cling to God in the good times and the hard times. Marijo is both an artist and a poet. Her works convey her steadfast love of Jesus and a heart tuned to His voice.
 
And without further ado, her poem and artwork:
 

As He Has Done So Should We
Holding his foot,
He washed it clean.
Sprinkled, refreshed,
What did it mean?
As He has done,
So should we,
May the Lord’s hands refresh
a sojourner through me.

 
(Marijo used scraps of paper and glue,
with pen and ink technique to create
 this tribute to our Lord Jesus.)

(2013. Copyright. All Rights Reserved. Poem and Original Artwork by Marijo Blair)
 
 
So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you?  You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.   If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.   For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.   Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him.  If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.
(John 13:12-17 NKJV)

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this wonderful Poem and artwork by Marijo! Marijo , you rock!!!!:)

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  2. I love that art piece, Marijo, and your tying of sojourner refreshing to foot washing.
    "May the Lord’s hands refresh
    a sojourner through me."
    Yes, amen.

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  3. Marijo, I had never thought of Jesus' footwashing as refreshing. Oh my! It's a profound thought. When He washed away my sins, not only did He save and forgive me, but He refreshed me. It's a beautiful word and concept. And it is so beautifully shown through your artwork. Here you sat in my journal classes where I could hear the beauty of your words as you read them, but I had no idea you were a visual artist also! You're wonderful!
    Love
    Lynni

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