This poem was first read at the Feast of the Annunciation on March 25, 2014, at an exhibit opening for The Saint John’s Bible at Kenyon College. It was later published in The Scribe, a publication affiliated with The Saint John’s Bible.
A book of splendor makes us gather here,
beside the Ark and what the hand and mind,
guided by our deeper selves—the seer
and saint and sinner—shows us, cruel and kind.
A book of wonders, science joined with art,
views from Hubble, double-helix links,
the Eve whose mitochondria impart
to us our nature, all that prays and thinks.
These narratives in prose and poetry
“…in the beginning” to whatever end
let us look within and truly see.
Here is Wisdom! Listen and attend!
Quill on vellum, ink, and burnished gold
reveal the Word the Spirit tells and told.
Stay tuned for our interview with Susan Sink, author of The Art of The Saint John’s Bible: The Complete Reader’s Guide. Read Part One of the interview »
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jonathan han says
Professor Rhodes is thoughtful and amazing all at once!
Janet Lock says
I’m so humbled to call Professor Rhodes my cousin. He is an amazing example of love for God and people.