April 28, 2006

 

Trust You With My Life

 

“I baptize you in the name

of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”

 

years late a voluntary participation in death and resurrection

confirms my long ago made decision for life

and now, five weeks later I wonder “What if…”

 

what if…I were confronted by death today

 

would I grasp violently at life

struggling valiantly to remain as I am

or would I allow my life to be embraced by Life

gladly journey to that promised rest

resting in the promise made by One unchanging

 

would I harm or heal as death draws near

 

On March 26 I was baptized. This poem

is somewhat reflective of the life that has

led me to this point and my thoughts on

what being a Christian really means.

 

As the poem states, this baptism was

not the result of a sudden conversion

but a decision to voluntarily participate

in the death and resurrection of Jesus.

I have been a Christian all of my life

but had only been baptized as a baby.

 

This time, it was my decision.