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Dip your toes into the water with me
I am not afraid to be close. For,
Like the river I move … around and
In between and under you.
I touch you with cold,
A silent otherworld, see-through and shimmering

Wade into me and I will baptize you
Around your waist, under your arms
Father—in the name of—Son—in the name of—Spirit

Rise and breach my surface-glass,
My stratosphere resurrection. Now,
Unwrap the linen—in the name of
Zoe and glory,
The raucous dance, undignified and pure

Splash around in me, a child again
Sing happy, sing stars and rain
Driblets dancing in ripples; one, now two and three

In the pale we sit, dimming with the day
Dipping our toes, splashing, laughing …
And I am not afraid,

In the name of, in the name of

 

Tim's authored four books, including Shine So Brighta children's Christmas story, and is finishing his first novel. He and his wife, Christine, co-founded The Edges and are writing a book they hope will inspire married couples to stick together no matter what. 

Tim lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with Christine and their three pixie-daughters. Sign-up here to follow their work.