The sweetness of salvation swept over me in May 2011. Unexpected and largely uninvited, God looked upon a wayward sinner and decreed, 'she is mine'. I had little knowledge of biblical language about salvation as I was raised outside of the church, but I vividly remember being enraptured by God's hand at work in my heart.
Upon repentance, I wrote a poem which expressed the profundity of my adoption. Four and a half years later, it is published for the first time. I am no poet, but my hope is that this poem provides a glimpse into the freedom, comfort, and joy I received.
The warm essence of tranquility
With fervour softens me
As within these four small walls
Sorrowed rain pours out to sea
Swallowing up the tide
Of notions in the past
And with such modest silence
Raise high the golden mast
For feathers float without effort
No worldly ocean is their jail
But forgotten is the righteous path
On which they dare to sail
Against the cerise skyline
The shadows steadfastly waved
As if it were predestined
That they should all be saved
Harriet Knox lives in windy Wellington, New Zealand. She works for the Government, loves animals, and cannot function well without a gym membership. She became a Christian at University and attends Gracenet Community Church.
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