The Light

On First John 1 from June 2013.


I live in brightest light and that light

Cleanses my skin and warms me like no other place.

From the beginning, that place was here, and yet

I had to find it—even though it was here to see.

There is no darkness here—none at all—

And that encourages me and affirms my confidence.

Yet I still recall when the darkness seemed

a place to hide.

It was a lie in that darkness.

I lied there too often. I sought the darkness.

Too often I was confused about whom I was,

Where I was,

Whose I was.

In the light, life is rich and lush.

Here I feel the warmth, and I grow.

The sun soothes my skin and warms my heart.

And here I am alive, and filled with joy.

And it is here that I look forward to eternal life.

In the light, we love and we care.


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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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