The Road at Dawn

Land of Zebulun, land of Naphtali,
    on the road by the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—
the people who sat in darkness
    have seen a great light,
and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death
    light has dawned.”
From that time Jesus began to proclaim, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”
Matthew 4:15-17
Zebulun and Naphtali were the Northern backwoods. Poor. Out of the swim. Religiously, not quite pure. Ignored by the powerful.
The big town was known as Nazareth. You may have heard of a man from there.
Lord, where do you come from,
You who proclaim Good News?
Help me hear.
Painting: "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life" (c) Linda Richardson 




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