Te Ara Piko - The Meandering Pathway

a Testimony\ is more than what I say\                                it is who I am!

What I mean is, it’s like a story time-line\ of who, what and how things started.\ Once upon a time, I was not sure of\ the how and why, the sun did rise.\ I’d think (pause) is it possible a god\ of imagination put stars and mankind\ in this place just for a kind of bloody race?

a Testimony\ is more than what I say\                                it is who I am!

To believe creation is a possibility is\ like asking a blind person to see trees.\ It takes a little faith to leap the gap\ of who or what it is which started ‘we’.\ Now it could be, a spot of goo which grew\ at such a massive rate, stars flung themselves\ into space and you and I happened to follow suit.

a Testimony\ is more than what I say\                                it is who I am!

On the face of it; to be scientific is cool or\ wicked (depending on your age) ‘cause in my\ day they became the preachers of evolution.\ A spin off from a warm spot, which happened\ to breed succulent plants and legged creatures\ who learnt to be upright, to gain some height\ and then swagger past the missing link.

a Testimony\ is more than what I say\                                it is who I am!

It’s not hearsay, but what is testifiable\ for authenticity sake. It can’t be ‘snake like’\ (sliding in to set a trap) it needs to be genuine.\ An eye witness account, relevant and wholly\ believable for all sundry purposes. \ Be they minor or major, matters not for what\ counts are facts verified by proof; \ a third witness passes the test.

a Testimony\ is more than what I say\                                it is who I am!

Words enough for some aspects but\ when it comes to belief, trust and living breath,\ asking breath of God to be my reality check \ puts me on the edge. But who can argue with\ living proof; a life once bent now redeemed\ and understanding why ‘repent’\ is a testimony not hypnosis, words or theory\ it’s my life and I know my testimony is action.

a Testimony\ is more than my words\                              it is what I do!

Today, 25 January 2021, a re-read of an old writing at Motukaraka Point Pauatahanui. \ I have chosen to use the name of the pathway around the inlet as the title – Te Ara the pathway, Piko to bend -\ Te Ara Piko - The Meandering Path – for me the poem speaks of “meandering through life, looking for the path”\ Taken from notes 17 April 2014, 6:44 pm; the original writing had no note.

copyright © stephen c douglas, 25 January 2021