Finding Light in Darkness

by Jeral Williams

“But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness.” ~ Matthew 6: 23

Stardust fuses into planks
Floating on the black hole of time
Colliding with galaxies of evil
As windows—debase to judgments, comparisons, lust
As mirrors—degrade to defending, distorting, justifying
Blind spots--awash with fear
Illusions transform flaws to strands
Weave a complex tapestry
Patterns of sense and nonsense
 A chimera
 A mask
Reality flowing below
Splashing stains of power and pride
Light in the darkness of the empty tomb
Unravels the mask of fear
 Unveils the eyes
Fills the body with brightness
Putting God first, then others as myself

Jeral Williams is a poet living in Mobile, Alabama. He is a retired professor whose Christian journey has been long and winding. He has published “Being a Proverbial Student,” a reflection on the need for Christian students to pursue knowledge, understanding and wisdom. His weekly blog can be found at his website:

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