A Place To Belong


‘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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