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Gospel & Art Intersection: Consumed

September 25, 2013 by Mandy Nagyhetenyi 1 comments

Posted in: Gospel & Art

(Mandy Nagyhetenyi is a wife of one, mother of two, a friend to many, a member of Scarlet City Church, and a poet amongst many other things, yet above all else she is a daughter of the living God. Below is a poem she penned that embodies how the gospel and art intersect.)


“Consumed” - by Mandy Nagyhetenyi


Darkness and Light

At the core of my being.


The blackness nourished by every inch of my soul it can ravage.

And it grows

Slowly at first, slyly,

Barely shadowing the surface.


Time elapses and it begins to entangle,

Slithering its way around the Light,

Blackening, blinding, binding my heart

With bitterness, a strong adhesive.


Yet in this hidden trap

My soul remembers

The Brilliance that once illuminated this life.


A small gleam of Light softly peeking through,


Barely glisenting,

Begins to warm the deep roots of bitterness.


And as the Light is magnified, smoke wisps upon the air;

And a flicker begins to break the chain of resentment,

Unraveling this hardened knot,


Creating kindling for

A pure blaze to burn so radiantly

That the darkness is ferociously consumed

By a Fire it never saw coming.




Thanks for sharing this Mandy! The warmth, purification, and enlightenment offered by fire stand in stark contrast to the cold, stale, disillusionment of darkness. I take comfort in the fact that light will always penetrate and overcome darkness, even though the opposite often feels the case.

Jay on Sep 26, 2013 at 9:21am

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