Pilgrimage by Esther Hizsa

by Christine Sine

By Esther Hizsa, from Stories of an Everyday Pilgrim (unpublished)

Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.
– Luke 9:51b

Ash Wednesday
He’s on the road
waiting for me

today we begin
a forty day walk
to Jerusalem

I lace up my shoes
and follow
from a safe distance

but it’s bound to happen
His eyes will catch mine
and I must summon the courage
not to look away

for in His loving gaze
questions arise

and fears

and we will
carry them all
to Jerusalem

Esther Hizsa lives in Burnaby, B.C. with her husband Fred. They have two children and two grandchildren. Esther works part time at as the associate pastor of New Life Community Church, has a Master of Divinity degree from Regent College, and is a trained spiritual director (SoulStream). But her first call is to writing. Her work been published in the MB Herald, SoulStream website and her blog, An Everyday Pilgrim http://estherhizsa.wordpress.com/.

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