(03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Jesus And The Children

(After A. G. Visser)

The people, the crowds are astonished
and everyone that is ill, poor and weak do come to Him
those that are deaf, blind, have leprosy and those that are cripple
where He do stretch His hands out and do turn their lives around

and every person that does suffer in a way
do hear that He is passing
and in crowds they do gather just where he comes
where His work on that day just become more.

Where He finds no time to rest or any silence
and some are hungry and others glad,
where He stretches His hands out to the sorrow of the world,
where everything do cut into the depth of his heart

and by His words and deeds His Father is honoured
but concerned His disciples realize that He is tired
and Jesus do stretch His hands out and do open His arms:
"Do not hinder them, let the children come to me

as out of them the kingdom of heaven is build, "
he says where widely He holds His arms open for the children
where they do run to Him, some do skip and jump
as the God of the universe a person can trust with anything

where others hop and dance in joy
and from the later afternoon sun a golden glare falls
on the heads of Jesus and all of the children
that do gather together with Him

[Reference:"Kinderkrans" by A. G. Visser. Mattheus 19: 14.]

© Gert Strydom

by Gert Strydom

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