He’s different

Holy

It means “set apart”

One of those church words

That I’ve always struggled to relate to

In theory

as well as in practice

(I’ve never been accused of being

“holier than thou”

Not even close)

I suggest a new nuance

Where Holy = Safe

God is set apart in his Safe-ness

The only Trustworthy

The only Reliable

The only Wise

The Only who puts our needs

completely before His own

(If I am my children’s safest place

Than they must always live with a little fear

I am only human

After all)

I run to Holy

For safety

And I request

That He make me holy

I am asking to be a safe place

For myself, and for others too

And what could be more

“set apart”

Than safety

In this frantic, fearful world?

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