A Puppet on Strings

the weight of words

At a community Church, a worshipper worships. He’s being prepared to go to his eternal home. 

An advancing brain tumour has gradually been taking his faculties away over time- but not his ability to worship. One day he has a vision while everyone else is singing.

Vision of a Dying Man

The Lamb of God is raised upon a cross

     suffering and bearing sin

A singer sings of His great love,

     recklessly given

The words are weighed

     upon the judge’s perfect scales


The measure of true worth 

     is gold and silver

Precious words are gathered

     in protective shells

When a puppet on strings sings

     words land on these scales


The sacrificial lamb on the cross judges  

     for He knows truthtellers from Pinocchios

He bears all their blame and shame

Only He gives healing

And when he comes as a lion

     we can walk safely beside Him

     before whom all is laid bare

Scales by Elena Mozhvilo on Unsplash

Lion wallpaper

Vision of a Dying Man, Annie Forester