September 17, 2006

 

The water awaits my entry

my personal Rubicon

its surface far more than a merely placid beauty

it is the demarcation between

 

            dying to self

 

and

 

            living in Christ

 

and I enter to those wond'rous words

 

“I baptize you in the name

of the Father

and of the Son

and of the Holy Spirit”

 

and I join in His death

as He Himself has died

 

and I return to His life

as He Himself is alive

 

and find myself

a new made man