The moon sparkled upon the rolling tides;
its reflection wavered in rhythm
cool and fresh, the wind steadily blew her hair across her face.
She walked along for this is where she often came to listen
to the omniscient ocean, the all-knowing sea.
The sand rubbed beneath her feet
as she strolled and strolled down the lonely beach.
‘How peaceful’ she thought as the waves lapped upon her bare feet
‘how much prettier this music is, than any that man can re-create.’
The sound of the omniscient ocean,
the all-knowing sea.
She soon stopped her walking and turned toward the sea.
Closing her eyes she held herself
and listened. The sky was crystal clear,
the stars were a million-fold, the moon
floated there, bouncing upon the waves.
The clapping of the water, the rustling of the grass behind,
the wind would nudge her gently, so gently, just enough to keep her there.
Slowly she opened her eyes and raised them to the sky,
reaching out arms upward,
‘I love you’ she whispered
‘become a part of me, make me peaceful as this night.’
And in her heart she heard the answer
through the sound of the omniscient ocean,
the all-knowing sea;
the love of the omniscient ocean,
the all-knowing sea.
“And the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the midst, they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act. Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women; what do You say?” And they were saying this, testing Him, in order that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down, and with His finger wrote on the ground. But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” And again He stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And when they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the older ones, and He was left alone, and the woman, where she had been, in the midst. And straightening up, Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?” And she said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go your way; from now on sin no more.” Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
From A Journey to Life by Bob Ayres