ah, to walk the way (1) – 12/28/12

As Christmas winds down, and is put away, I am returning by chewing on my scriptures to pull me back into the everyday. I am surprised to find a resonance with the psalmist of 119, who knows what’s good for her, and has a deep desire to walk it out, but can’t be relied on to stay with it, to keep the commands. She* keeps asking for help, and so do I.

ah, to walk the way
God commands
to live out the stories
to be set and reset on this way

as I dive in
to love and learn more deeply
of my heart
with God’s heart
Lord, keep me
continually restore me
to this way

when I see
the love that binds
our hearts
I rejoice

don’t ever leave me

ps 119:1-8  – Aleph

* A word on my use of “she” for the psalmist. I am called to “raise up the bride of Christ”. This bride will be composed of men and women who know how to love and forgive one another and to join together as one in ways we’ve only glimpsed. As a part of the bride of Christ, we all together will be a wife. So, I’m trying on the feminine pronoun to begin to see how it fits and how it changes things.


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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