Devotions to Our God in the Manger: Turn Away

A D V E N T   2 0 1 4:     D E V O T I O N S   T O   O U R   G O D   I N   T H E   M A N G E R

Week 3                                                                                                   Redeemed

Ezekiel 14:6
Acts 2:38


 Turn Away

Again, Repent
Each day anew, turn away from all that which turns you the wrong way.
Turn back to the One.
Turn away from the putrid, the self-center,
the wealth that perishes.
Turn toward the infant, now in the manger,
The eyes are hard to change some days.
Again, Repent!
We are reminded and warm in the Spirit.
The passion overflows, and we
Turn away and seek
to be cleaned and restored.
At the manger, I come to repent.
Joy in the Word!
Joy to the World!

(c) Tom Bolton, 18 December 2014, Bay View


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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