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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.
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