April 28, 2006


Trust You With My Life


“I baptize you in the name

of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”


years late a voluntary participation in death and resurrection

confirms my long ago made decision for life

and now, five weeks later I wonder “What if…”


what if…I were confronted by death today


would I grasp violently at life

struggling valiantly to remain as I am

or would I allow my life to be embraced by Life

gladly journey to that promised rest

resting in the promise made by One unchanging


would I harm or heal as death draws near



On March 26 I was baptized. This poem

is somewhat reflective of the life that has

led me to this point and my thoughts on

what being a Christian really means.

As the poem states, this baptism was

not the result of a sudden conversion

but a decision to voluntarily participate

in the death and resurrection of Jesus.

I have been a Christian all of my life

but had only been baptized as a baby.

This time, it was my decision.


Trust You with My Life
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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