Swimming

John 3:6 “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” Mark 6:31: “Jesus said to them, ‘Come away with me. Let us go alone to a quiet place and rest for a while’.”

I ‘swim’ around the fringes
Clinging to the edge
Afraid of the centre’s lostness
Where so many others go
To argue and rage
Never listening to one another
Never hearing The Words of Grace
Too ready to judge
Too ready to know
And ‘burn’ a friend
No room for compassion
Or being wrong
No True Relationship which corrects
And holds firm to His Love

I’m afraid to ‘swim’ in the mainstream
Where God’s Love doesn’t grow
I’m scared of their understanding and the things they think they know
I’m lonely on the outside
But full on the inside
Here I throw my arms around The One who loves me so.
I wait on Him to show me where I must go
In patience I’m left standing
Waiting to know
Often over-eager, wanting to go
Only trusting in His Love
To find The Place I know.