My Confirmation

Last night was the best service of my life, when I publicly dedicated myself to Jesus Christ; and I was particularly honoured that so many friends and family could share my special service with me.  During the service my wonderful godfather read out the testimony I had written:

Living Life in all its Fullness

With Jesus as my saviour, companion and friend, I have lived my hours here with happiness in my spirit and content calm in my soul. Knowing He is with me; cradling me in pain, sheltering me from darkness and beckoning me forward, has given me the strength and serenity to look life in the eye and smile. Like the constancy of the second hand of a clock, Jesus inhabits the quaver beats of my life; and as that beat slows, I look forward with excited anticipation to the day I will see Jesus; and live together with Him in His garden forever. In the meantime, I cleave to Jesus: my faith and my life.

The Author of Life

Beauty breathing through my soul,

Cradling arms tending my frail frame,

Sheltering rock whilst life’s storms rage,

Dancing with quaver beats of joy,

Anticipating Love’s beckon,

Home in the garden forever.

 

©Jonathan Bryan

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5 thoughts on “My Confirmation

  1. How beautifully inspiring. Your strength and courage if I could have a fraction of that right now. Difficult times touch us all but you’ve touched me with your words, always thoughtful and giving with no hate. You’re an absolute credit.

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  2. Wow, Jonathan, that was a very special service last night, it was wonderful to be there to support you and Emily and all the other confirmation candidates. Great to be able to read your testimony again too, thank you for sharing it with evryone.
    with love, Ali

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  3. Dear johnathan
    That was one of the best times of my life too as I was also confirmed.I really liked your testimony as you are an excellant writer and poet. I hope you liked my testimony too. I really liked the bishop because he was really nice and super supportive. But also it was nice meeting you.from Dan

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