I’m contemplating Romans 8:28.


                    Found Again

Known to be lost, and never quite known as I was,
the true nature of Christ brings me where I am meant to be.
I have seen in this exploration the fuzziness and cracks of
my image, the who I am.
When I was just eight, I saw myself lost,
and cried into my sleep, seeking to escape my lost world.
For more years, I lived there alone.
My life lost is found, never quite lost,
but cleansed and repurposed by Christ.
In places lost, I am found, and
trying to escape, I am brought home, and
in nightmares defeated, I am awakened anew.
In lessons lost, and in decisions wasted,
I am yet redeemed and found new,
fresh in His fine-woven fabric, in this
glorious life,
found new,
redeemed by grace.

(c) Tom Bolton, Milwaukee, 15 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.
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2 Responses to Found

  1. Michelle says:

    What a wonderful piece.

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