I am pondering Bonhoeffer and Genesis 1:27 today.


“Man only knows who he is in the light of God.”

Christology, Dietrich Bonhoeffer,

Genesis 1:27

            In the Light of God’s Presence

It is here in the light of Christ,
where we glimpse our true image,
an image of God.
It is here in this fellowship,
where we see His glory in images glimpsed,
and fresh recognized.
In the praise of this daily worship,
we find ourselves fresh in His image,
awake in this light, this life.
We seek and find wisdom,
bashfully we admit our bold pursuit.
In His name we search for meaning.
In morning shave and wash,
we see a glimpse that we scarce believe,
seek to grasp Him and know Him and know me.
In the light, we seek to know Him.
In the Word, we seek to be with Him.
In the cross, we understand a little.
I would stay in this light.

(c) Tom Bolton, Milwaukee, 10 April 2014


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.
This entry was posted in Poetry, Reflecting on Scripture and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Presence

  1. Andy Oldham says:

    Very nice post Tom!

  2. Andy Oldham says:

    Just curious about the date?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s