The Turning

by Mark Weinrich

Like the wine jars at Cana 
I am empty and used up.

I long for the pouring,
the overflowing joy
of fullness.

But most of all, I
yearn for the turning,
the transformation
like water changed to wine.

For I know Jesus will not
leave me empty, even
when I’ve overestimated
my supply of strength.

Whenever I call 
His plan is working
in moments of pouring, 
seconds of turning, and
a lifetime of knowing, 
with Jesus the best 
is yet to come.

Mark Weinrich lives a creative life as a writer, photographer, musician, and artist—all wrapped together in an outdoorsman. He is a retired pastor and nine-year cancer survivor. His writing and photography have appeared in over 130 news stand, inspirational, and literary publications. He has sold eight children’s books and currently has two fantasy novels on Kindle.

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