September 17, 2006


The water awaits my entry

my personal Rubicon

its surface far more than a merely placid beauty

it is the demarcation between


dying to self




living in Christ


and I enter to those wond'rous words


“I baptize you in the name

of the Father

and of the Son

and of the Holy Spirit”


and I join in His death

as He Himself has died


and I return to His life

as He Himself is alive


and find myself

a new made man


The Water Awaits My Entry
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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