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 Bright, a 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.