‘Instead, by truth spoken in love, we are to grow in every way into Him—the Anointed One, the head. He joins and holds together the whole body with its ligaments providing the support needed so each part works to its proper design to form a healthy, growing, and mature body that builds itself up in love’ –Ephesians 4:15-16 (The Voice).
I don’t write poetry often (and I have no delusions of greatness for my poems), and rarely share my scribblings with anyone. However, this week, I wrote down the feelings churning inside for several months. My grandmother had one of my favorite childhood books at her house, Douglas Saves The Day. In it, Douglas (a bunny) looked forward to a parade; but it poured and the parade got cancelled. The book described Douglas’ angst as ‘all elbows and knees.‘ I recalled that line often this week as I thought about the angst I have in feeling like Jud and I don’t fit in anywhere. I’d say my reflective mood encompasses my desire to see more unity (and less uniformity) in those of us who follow Jesus.
(by maggie jusell)Am I wrong To want to find a place where I belong? To find a place (In time and space) Where they need me And I need them Where together We show a perfect view of Him In all His glory A place of peace A place of joy Where all can play And share the toys He has given Where we fully live His story Do I dare believe That place exists for me? For us? A place where we gasp and smile For all He’s done and continues to pile Blessings in our lives And wonder in our hearts A place to play Like a child again And run without fear Embracing the wild again Laughter, tumbles Giggles, jumbles Grass stains, tangled parts A place where I fit Without trying to fit in Without forcing and bruising My puzzle piece into place But finally breathing, ‘I’m home’ Because I found the poem I belong in A place imperfect But together one In Him A place of games And fun Without loss or win Because ‘together’ is what matters Am I wrong To want to find a place where we belong?
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