Boldly, Enter

1 Cor 5: 9-11

        Boldly, Enter

Fully and boldly, Christ entered life,
no recluse, no hermit.
Amidst enemies and critics, He lived;
deserted, He stayed in the world.
On the cross, He stayed with us.
On the roads, He lived with us.
And some days, I would camp on my couch, 384004_10150380754717438_620612437_8264244_1467817038_n
cover up, hidden beneath a favored blanket.
But I would be, and am, placed in life,
and there I would work, learn, witness and care.
In my church, I am drawn out,
and challenged to live,
in the midst of hungry and weak and scared.
But how do my thoughts wander so quickly?
Why do I so easily stray from God’s Word?
Did I forget to eat and sleep last night?
In my hour of need, did I forget to breathe?
Why do I so quickly forget the Word?
How have I left my daily way?
I will remember.
Today I boldly enter the world.
I have been in the Word,
and I carry it with me.
Each morning He wakens me.
I will boldly enter the world.
Keep me pure and real in the world.

(c) Tom Bolton, 7 January 2014, Milwaukee deep freeze

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About Tom Bolton

I'm a Husband and Dad, an Enterprise Systems Manager at the City of Milwaukee, and a Disciple and Lay Servant at First United Methodist of West Allis. I love working beside young people. As I study the Bible, sometimes I feel moved to work through my understanding by writing poetry. I also am going through a process to discern my calling, and to learn more about Christian Leadership. Sometimes I just feel like writing about something that grabs my attention too.
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