Some say He’ll return upon a cloud
High enough so every eye shall see
Every ear shall hear the trumpets loud.
Such a grand entrance, probably
Watched round the world, on TV.
Covered by all, as breaking news.
Transforming all doubt to certainty.
Only the blind could dare refuse.
Not like when He came among the Jews.
Some saw a nobody from Nazareth.
He let them see that, while others choose
To see His triumph over death.
So, what if the image isn’t quite right?
If He came, like He said, as a thief in the night?
Baha, 160 B.E.
© Larry Gates, 2003