Date added: 29/05/2020
by Silvia Dimitrova
Who is this woman,
Slender in purple,
Approaching the river,
Who are these women,
Following her gaze,
Who is this man,
Joining the women,
Gorgeous in vesture,
Greeting in gesture?
By the river of Philippi,
They sat down and met
And sang the songs of Zion,
Outside the gate of the
Greek city, Roman colony.
Lydia, with friends and household,
Dealer in purple, in business astute,
From Thyatira in Asia Minor,
Gentile worshipping God of the Jews.
Paul, with friends, Silas and Luke,
Following a vision of Asia Minor,
Meets a woman of Macedonia,
The Good News comes to Europa.
With hearts open to the cross of Christ,
They pass through the river of baptism,
To enter the joy of the Kingdom.
Like trees planted by the waterside,
They bring forth their fruit in due season.