Ephesians talks about us being sealed with the Holy Spirit as a sign of our redemption. This poem I wrote some time ago pictures aspects of how I have experienced this work of the Spirit in my life. How have you experienced being “marked” by the Spirit’s work and life?
Walls of water fall thick all around us both,
An ocean opening from sky above
Lacking only that briny saline smell
Which clung to me as a little boy
Emerging from the sea
Where I had been bathing with my brother and sisters
I remember that aroma falling about me
Thick as Aunt Elaine’s afghan
Which I later would wrap around me
On cool Morrisville winter nights
Deep in camping mode, daddy said to us
“Don’t worry about no shower.
That sea will get you clean enough”.
That odor’s lingering embrace
Led me to feel unexpected kinship
View original post 339 more words