Jan 2, 2017

Reflection: Baptism of Christ

Here’s a prayer reflection inspired by the suggested scripture readings for the first Sunday after Epiphany (traditionally known as the Baptism of Christ). It was written by Thom Schuman, and posted on Prayers4Today.


Still Waters

(inspired by Matthew 3:13-17, Mark 1:4-11, Luke 3:15-17, 21-22)


like water skimmers, 
we simply glide along 
the smooth facade of our lives, 
till you come running up, 
diving right in, 
coming up with rivulets 
caressing your big grin, 
as you splash water 
in our eyes so we can 

we drift along 
just below the surface, 
occasionally coming up for air, 
hoping you cannot spy us 
hiding in the shadowed pools, 
but you step in 
with your waders on, 
tying the special fly 
the Spirit made for you, 
casting, casting, casting, 
again and again, 
until we take that first bite 
of your grace 
and we are hooked; 

throwing caution to the wind, 
you drive out onto our frozen souls, 
setting up the shack, 
chipping through the ice, 
dropping your line in the hole, 
patiently waiting 
(while you pass the bread 
and bottle around 
with your two buddies) 
to pull us into 
the warmth of your heart. 

~ written by Thom M. Shuman, copyright  © 2014 Thom M. Shuman.  Posted on Prayers 4 Today. http://prayersfortoday.blogspot.ca/