I’m feeling pretty pensive today. I thought it might be a good day to repost my poem – I Descend into the Beauty. This time, I have included effects and music in the recording. If I had to put a scripture reference underneath this poem it would be “Matthew 16:25 – For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.” I am finding that spiritual maturity in the Christian life is gained through learning how to die – dying to selfishness, dying to anger, dying to idolatrous dreams, dying to sin – that we might gain Christ. In the poem, I am the yellow maple leaf, weak with fear, dying to the blows that life delivers. Until I finally release my grip, I cannot know the joy of Christ’s Song nor dance in his arms. How thankful I am that the Autumn Daystar reveals himself to me and pries my fingers away from my idolatrous life.
The music in the background is from the movie Pan’s Labyrinth – which by the way, is also about dying, overcoming fear, and selfless love. It is a beautiful picture of the gospel. But that’s another blog entry. Enjoy.
Click below to hear the poem.
Click “Read the rest of this entry” to read the lyrics to the poem.