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5th Dimension

GJK 03Photo by Gay Jenkins Kallschmidt

That the self of God exists both
in and beyond the three dimensions
of physical space is a truth
to which many hold,

being convinced as much or more
by nature’s complex glory
as by pedantic doctrine.

It is also understood
by more than a few that,
as author of eternity,
God transcends linear time,

being always in the present
of each moment, and never
bound by past
nor perplexed by future,
but fully engaged and invested
in each successive now.

But what would you think
if I told you I’ve felt glimpses
and heard tastes
of another dimension;

one peculiar to faith,
into which these
other four dimensions, as well
as all creation, are inextricably woven?

It has many names, but
I call it both grace and love.

I am convinced it is both
the grand truth and
the ultimate power toward which
we are all being drawn.

It is our completion.

Sometimes it smells
like bread baking,
or fish cooking over charcoal,
or honeysuckle vine,
or a baby’s sweat,
or even the scent of ozone,
converting lightning into life,
after a thunderstorm.

Have you smelled it?

When you do,
I hope you’ll stop, breathe,
and let it sing you
for more than a few measures.

There’s also a dance that
accompanies the music.
Go ahead, cut a rug.

You never know who it is
that needs to know
they’re not the only one
drifting into this fifth dimension.

Carry on.

© 2016 Todd Jenkins

3 responses

  1. This is an amazing piece — thank you so much!

    Liked by 1 person

    August 15, 2016 at 8:36 am

  2. One of your all-time best my brother. Wow.

    Liked by 1 person

    August 15, 2016 at 8:51 am

    • Thank you! It is a Sunday afternoon response to a last-minute change of direction for yesterday’s sermon on Hebrews 11.


      August 15, 2016 at 10:18 am

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