Today in Christ                 

Today I am in Christ,
Not only in Grace,
Not only in Faith.
Today I give thanks to God because he is good,
and my faith is filled with mercy and love,
and I am with Christ today.
I am in and of Christ. I rejoice!
We use this grace divine, and in one accord,
join ourselves to Christ, our Lord.
Through Jesus’ power, today we live and die in the body.

Having wandered so many years and so many days,
Am I now rescued from my troubles?
Troubles are still there, but
Seen from Christ’s eyes,
These troubles seem here and not in our Lives.
He changes deserts into lakes in our times.
He changes the ignorant into teachers and physicians.
He changes alcoholics into bright-eyed missionaries.
He changes the Lost into the New-Found.
He changes me into the Body.

Today I am in Sabbath, and I am quiet.
I listen.
Let me, when I am too wise to know it,
When I am too smart to pay attention,
Let me, when I am wise in the Word,
Let me understand and share the Lord’s blessings.

(c) Tom Bolton, July 22, 2012, Milwaukee

About Tom Bolton

I'm a Husband and Dad, a former Enterprise Systems Manager at the City of Milwaukee, and a Disciple and Lay Servant at First United Methodist of West Allis. As I study the Bible, sometimes I feel moved to work through my understanding by writing poetry. I also am continuing to learn in my dialysis experience and pursuit of a kidney transplant. Sometimes I just feel like writing about something that grabs my attention too.
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