I’m Like Nate

I’m Like Nate.
Happily existing. Comfortable. Taking it all in.
Well, not all.

I have no concept of all.

Nate lives in a world with boundaries.
Ends. Walls. Capacities.
He thinks he knows all.

He’s ignorant of his ignorance.

Nate lives in water; he would otherwise die.
But does he know he was made for the ocean?
Or, is he happy existing? Comfortable? Taking it all in?

I’m like Nate.

What if I took him from his house. What if I took him home?
Little Nate in the vast, blue deep.
Exploring the endless sea.

No. Not endless.

His home would be bigger, but not endless.
They may be further away, but his home still has boundaries.
Shores. Floors. Capacities.

I’m not God.

His understanding has no limit. He holds time, all of it, in His hand.
He has no boundaries. He is endless. He cannot be measured.
He is God.

I’m like Nate.

Praise the Lord.

(Inspired by Psalm 147, and the first chapter of A.W. Tozer‘s “The Attributes of God“)


About ryan85

A son, a brother, a husband, a father of eight, and a friend. A follower of Jesus Christ. A fan of the Seminoles and all teams Atlanta. I write, I read, and teach when I can. I prefer red pens. I'm easily distracted. I've lived in Augusta, GA, northern Minnesota, the beautiful western NC mountains, and Tallahassee, FL - Go 'Noles. I played football for FSU, was on the national championship team in 1999, and took a few snaps with the Pittsburgh Steelers. My favorite colors are fluorescent yellow, and Garnet & Gold. I drive a minivan and think it's cool.
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3 Responses to I’m Like Nate

  1. Christy Quinn says:

    I like “I Like Nate”. May I use it in my class?

  2. Pingback: Poetry for Pregnancy | Discovering Writing

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