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Remembering Who We Are

February 14, 2017

Greetings of peace, Beloved Community!

  On this Valentine's Day we wanted to share this poem with you from one of our founders,

Rev. LaDonna Nkosi.  Remember this- God loves you so much! And you were made, formed and fashioned exactly for these times. If you don't believe me. It's in the Book!

 

May Gods love strengthen, empower and flow through you to others on this day and always. With love,

 

from The Gathering Chicago

 

Join us this Sunday February 19th at 5pm for our Annual Love Poetry Jam and Dinner Share. Click here to register. Hope to see you there! Now here's the poem.  Be welcome to share on social media.  Thanks and God bless!

 

Remembering Who We Are

born a beloved child of God

before i even knew so

before i was even thought of

before the foundations of the world

 



i, a baby girl, just above the toddling age


sank my bare tippy toes


in deep plush red carpets

 



i stepped my feet on deep plush red carpets


and step by step passed ornate thrones


 and seats of gold and crimson

 



i dragged the plushness of my


yellow and gold calico baby blanket


down the aisle



 

stepping on deep red carpets


the harps played


and trumpets sounded



 

as I stepped up


one


two


three


to the throne of grace

 



and all glory shone


from the seat of the throne


as i climbed up on the lap



 

of the Creator


and God whispered in my ear


saying

 





"before you are born

know that i know you


and before I put you in the womb

know that i have set you apart


i appoint you as a prophet to the nations"

 





"fear not for i have redeemed you


i have called you by name


you are mine

 



when you pass through the waters


i will be with you


when you go through the floods


they will not overtake you



when you walk through fire


you will not be burned"

 



"at times you may forget,


but it is me who knits you together


in your mother's womb



 

at times you may forget


but you are fearfully and wonderfully made"

 



born a beloved child of God


before you even knew so


before you were even thought of


before the foundations of the world

 



you, a baby boy, a baby girl


just above the toddling age


sank your bare tippy toes


in deep plush red carpets

 



you stepped your feet on deep plush red carpets


and step by step passed ornate thrones


and seats of gold and crimson





you dragged the plushness of your favorite baby blanket

down the aisle





stepping on deep red carpets


the harps played and trumpets sounded


as you stepped up


one


two


three


to the throne of grace

 



and all glory shone
from the seat of the throne



as you climbed up on the lap of the Creator

 



and God whispered in your ear

 



Remember?

 



This is "Remembering Who We Are"

 



(Copyright, Rev. LaDonna M. Sanders Nkosi. Not for publication without expressed written permission.)

 

 

Rev. LaDonna Sanders Nkosi is the Convener of The Gathering Chicago, a community of prayer and global local service based in Hyde Park, Chicago.  http://TheGatheringChicago.org.  Join the mailing list and like and receive notifications on facebook.  God's love and blessings!

 

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