Qinaqis Reads Isaiah | Sojourners

Qinaqis Reads Isaiah

Isaiah 53:7-8; Acts 8:26-39
An aerial view of two rivers flowing around a green area of land
The Tigris and Euphrates, which flow to the west of the estimated location of the biblical Gihon River, wind through the desert.

I am the angel who heard their euphony:
the Hebrew prophet’s words turning to
topaz on Ethiopian tongue, their voices
wedded together, gleaming
beneath the desert sun. Imagine it:
you are Qinaqis, born beside
the Gihon River that once flowed from
Eden, marked for exile
from family, from choice,
from even the faith
you one day will embrace,
despite your pilgrimage through
the wilderness.

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