Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Crossing the Threshold

by Cheryl Merrick

Here I stand,
hesitating on the threshold,
Wanting to enter,
but afraid to leave
the security I have found.

Can I hold my boundaries?
Can I say, “No”.
Do I really need to do everything
everyone would like?
Can I stick to my principles?
Can I maintain reasonable limits
on all the going and doing?

Can I keep details to a minimum?
Can I defend my quiet life,
recognizing its value,
or become diverted
by mere temporal pursuits?
Will I keep an eternal perspective,
or fall away ashamed that
I am not following the world?
Do I have the strength
to follow the Lord?
Only with His help can I safely
Cross this threshold.

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