1 John 1:7-10
John the Baptist bears witness to the coming of the Light.
We rise in the dark.
Our digital clock bears witness
that the Light is about to appear.
Witness is confirmed by
automated bird calls on the radio;
and the thud of newspapers in the driveway,
thrown from a stealth delivery car,
which disappears into the darkness.
We have lived
on the west side of the mountain
for many years.
We can sense the arrival of dawn
on the east mesa.
So we patiently sit and wait
for the Light to sprawl across the mountain
and into our living room window.
Who bears witness?
Witness is not needed.