Take Me to the Water

What a joyous Sunday it is

I enter with thanksgiving and praise

The foyer is filled with members,

Two thousand or so

They move about with unshakable character

The Glory of God shines about each one,

As if crowned and cloaked in gold

With smiling faces and smiling hearts–

Greetings abound with hugs

And kisses, shaking of hands–

Love overflowing

Continuing to the sanctuary,

Acappella voices rise

In melodic harmony–

Take me to the water…

While disciples stand in queue,

Women, men, children,

Both young and old

I sit on a cushioned pew–

Soft, and light as if ascending in air to Heaven

Waiting and smiling

I know that I’ve made the right decision

To follow Him Who is True

For the rest of my days

As my time approaches,

One of the deaconesses

Kisses me on the cheek

It feels good to have a Church home

I received help to get

Me through a rough economic time

Suffering from co-dependency,

Counseling was a righteous gift

The cross, the pool both placed

Behind the altar–

A serious decision of dedication

To contemplate

My friend close by,

With her camera in hand,

Ready to record what I’ll

Always want to remember

So, take me to the water…

Where it is warm and rejuvenating

Yet, troubled with the Holy Spirit,

Quickening my humbled soul

With my feet planted securely

On the pool floor,

There is a calming silence in the sanctuary

As my name and passage

Are proclaimed

As the minister embraces me, in God’s Love

I close my eyes and thank the Lord

I go down dead in sin

And come up with my iniquities forgiven


  1. platosgroove · April 6, 2015

    I celebrate the Creator’s resurrection power moving in you.


    • lasheastanard · April 6, 2015

      Thank you, Happy Resurrection Day to you also.

      Liked by 1 person

    • lasheastanard · April 6, 2015

      The Lord has led me to use my life experiences to benefit others. I am pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian counseling. I am filled with so much joy because of His direction.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. calensariel · April 6, 2015

    Oh! That is SO exciting! What a milestone that is for you. I remember my baptism, too. Everything changed for me after that. I am so celebrating with you today! Happy Easter indeed!


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