faithful witnesses – 7/26/12

wow, sometimes keeping the faith seems harder than others. I’ve learned to treat such times as a workout designed to press me forward, sometimes increasing strength or flexibility or competitive edge or an active rest. There can be rhythm to these workouts as I learn to swing with them and renew my vision of the goal, and remember what I love about this journey and those I run with.

the faithful witness
remains true
tells stories
and lives out
the life and example
of the object
of such faith

such a one perseveres
in the face of approval
skepticism
and the desire to
capture such devotion
for any number
of lesser agendas

and some faith examples
saw nothing for it
in their lifetime

but we see
the results of their faithfulness
and rejoice
in how 400 years
is just the turning of a page

then we return
to our own faith journey
each step
opens new doors
through our
workout
wilderness

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About Clark W Johnson

I am a poet, interested in using poetry to explore my interactions with the spiritual. I find poetry captures tension, paradox and flow well enough so I can hold experiences at arms length and reflect on them from multiple vantage points. As I walk deeper with my God, I'm finding such a record invaluable for myself, and I find that pieces and parts touch others as well. I love and long for more points of contact along those lines.
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