I’m contemplating Romans 8:28.
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
redeemed by grace.
(c) Tom Bolton, Milwaukee, 15 April 2014