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Monday, January 29, 2007

birth

this week we looked at what it means to be born again.
this stirred up all kinds of things in me and i think the rest of the community as well.
we're all from different backgrounds-some baptist: remembering times of revival and 'walking the aisle'. some pentecostal: awaiting the gift of the spirit to descend in tongues. some calvinists that wonder if perhaps we have to be drawn and chosen by God first. some, like me, from an episcopal background where there wasn't much talk of a need for emotional response when being 'born again'.
this was a hard topic and i know none of us have the answers, but we're hoping to stop pointing fingers...and to allow God the space and time to do his thing.
'and everyone who looks up to him, trusting and expectant, will gain a real life, eternal life...for God so loved the world...'
perhaps that's all it takes.

1-28-07
be thou blessed
while you remain within the womb
struggling to have your brain formed
and have understanding in your mind.
fingers tingling as feeling becomes real...
pushing and pulling
tossing and turning
waiting for a day of release.

be thou blessed
while your eyes are blinded by the brightness
as your senses are overloaded
as you begin the path of growth.

be thou blessed
as you struggle with whether you are
or aren't
whether you should
or shouldn't
questioning desperately whether your foothold is firm
trying to decide what to believe
who to trust
and what to do

be thou blessed
remaining
desiring
pleading to be 'whosoever'
wanting not to 'perish'
but trusting
and expecting
whole
and lasting.
be thou blessed.

3 Comments:

Blogger KC said...

had to leave early and found myself somehow reassured that the sense of loss I had about missing your blessing would be remedied as soon as I could get here and read the comfort . . . thanks.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

I know you intended this to be about the new life springing within by the Messiah's Spirit, but we are about to have a baby and I'm excited to pray this blessing over that new life. Thanks!

6:13 AM  
Blogger juli said...

very cool eric. congrats and good luck!

1:03 PM  

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