Freestyle Part 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 5 of our Easter Freestyle Series
by Storyteller Julie Wilkinson

Remember…

Remember me.

Two words.
In the dark of that close night, two words,
as hands broke bread and offered it to them.
And in the days and weeks and months and years that followed, they remembered…

Hands
that beckoned, welcomed, redefined them
from fishermen and tax collectors
to itinerant revolutionaries walking in the borders of a blazing and unsettling light.

Hands
that changed, transformed, and healed,
banishing shadows from body and soul
and clearing the way for divine restoration.

Hands
that turned tables, overturned order, and brought peace,
raising those who dwelt in the dust
to take their place at the banquet.

Hands
that held wood, saw and plane, hammer and nails,
hammered nails, held nails,
knew nails.

Remember me.

Two words.
In the dark of that close night, two words,
and a mouth that drank from the cup and offered it to them.
And in the days and weeks and months and years that followed, they remembered…

Words
that inspired, disarmed, and confused,
offering a glimpse of a glory they couldn’t fully grasp.

Words
that challenged, undid, and remade,
taking the truth and cracking it open
and leading them to its clear and unfathomable heart.

Words
that compelled, and commanded, and called,
to take up their tools
and join the rebuilding of the kingdom.

Words
that were woven, and spoken,
and shouted, and whispered,
and drawn painfully out.
“It is finished.”

“It is finished.”
“It is coming.”
“Take this and eat.”
“Take this and drink.”

“Remember me.”

Matthew 26: 17-30
Mark 14: 12-26
Luke 22: 7-23

For Julie’s retelling of The Last Supper, click here.

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