Playa Blanca, Lanzarote 2017

“Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realise that it was Jesus.” (John 21:4 NIV)

 

Jesus stood on the shore

Children play in the water

Catching ball,

Fishing with pole nets,

Swimming like fish

Creating castles from sand

Jesus stood on the shore

Amidst sun worshippers

The topless tanned

The fully clothed pale

The well-protected babies

cradled in tattooed arms

Jesus stood on the shore

Heaven and earth ‘mash up’

Multilingual conversations

Universally spoken laughter

Rain-like wave of the palm trees

And the roll of the tumbling water

Jesus stood on the shore

The waves kiss his ankles

Atlantic meets Logos

The Living Word of God

The hem of his robe

Soaked in salty water

Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realise that it was Jesus.

 

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3 thoughts on “Playa Blanca, Lanzarote 2017

  1. Been reading revelation for the last few weeks mate as part of a study, reading this morning Revelation 14 and how many will not recognise Jesus, it is so sad that people will not just, not recognise Him but will refuse to recognise Him.

    • I hear what you are saying, and that is a real concern. (I found the book ‘Revelation Road’ by Nick Page a helpful resource in my studies of Revelation.) With all the joy and life, I was surprised by the touch of sadness in this piece I wrote. Having said that, the good news is that the disciples eventually recognize Jesus in their encounter with this ‘stranger’ at the beach. After all, it’s Jesus on the shore, so maybe there is hope yet?

  2. Very thought provoking. How many times have we not recognised Jesus, standing beside us and him wanting to be with us….

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