He knows your name

Posted: May 18th, 2012 | Filed under: life | 4 Comments »

“Woman, why are you weeping?” (John 20:15)

A desperate morning.
Her hands smell of spices.
Hair in wild tangles that the sun shines through.
The girl’s forgotten all that used to be true.

She’s the quiet beauty
whose love matched forgiveness.
Sunday morning crying amidst garden’s bloom.
She’s the one who came to find his empty tomb.

“Whom are you seeking?” (John 20:15)

Gardener is asking
So maybe he will know.
Maybe he took him, since the tomb’s not his own.
Too strong to be weak, she will carry him home.

But this part’s what gets me
It’s when she really knows
That all she was seeking and had were the same.
She discovered the truth when He said her name.

“Mary.” (John 20:16) the period

“Rabboni!” (John 20:16) the exclamation


He knows your name, Broken and Spent. It rolls on His tongue, Tears Still Wet. He whispers His love, though you’ve given yourself away. He wants you back, little Astray.

He wants you back.





4 Comments on “He knows your name”

  1. 1 dawn said at 9:29 am on May 18th, 2012:


  2. 2 serenawoods said at 9:46 am on May 18th, 2012:

    Thank you. 🙂

  3. 3 Elizabeth said at 2:12 pm on May 18th, 2012:

    I love that bit too. I love that only one Person could have said her name like that. Mostly? I love to imagine what it will be like when I hear Him say MY name like that with my very own ears rather than just with my heart.

  4. 4 serenawoods said at 11:45 pm on May 18th, 2012:

    I think it's a good picture of a lot of things: the voice that calms the storm, we don't know Him unless He calls us to Him… that one is pretty intense…

    Mary hugged him right after and he told her not to cling to him because he had "not yet ascended to the Father." I wonder why? I need to figure out what that means….

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