A Perfecting Time

My hair is long
My nails unkempt
My clothes askew
My face unwashed
Thus unadorned
I go before my day.

This day, 
as the last
and the one before it
and the one 
before 
that.

How many more?
I cannot say
I have no say
Lord, how long?

Instead, 
You turn me to me
And I dare to look;
one me upon the other,
at the we that is only me.
And I am

I, 
the one you love,
have loved
still love.

Take me to then,
that then when 
it was just you and I
and I was perfect.

My hair askew
but you were all I knew.
My skin aglow
when you're all I know.
Naked and fresh
Unwashed and penniless.

That beginning time
when You were mine
and I was thine.

And everyday hence
that You proposed I go;
Including this day
when wilderness itself
greets me at my front door
and I step willingly into it.

I,
Worn plain
Yet Your love is the same.
Perfect
and perfecting still.





About wlebolt

Wendy is a health and fitness professional and coach who specializes in helping young athletes dig deep to reach high. Her business, Fit2Finish, LLC, serves the Washington DC metropolitan area.

Posted on April 7, 2020, in Christian, coronavirus, Lent, poetry, prayer and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Jimmye Warren

    Thank you! Wonderful!

    On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 7:10 AM The Kinesthetic Christian wrote:

    > wlebolt posted: ” My hair is long My nails unkempt My clothes askew My > face unwashed Thus unadorned I go before my day. This day, as the last and > the one before it and the one before that. How many more? I cannot say I > have no say Lord, how long? Instead, You turn” >

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