Sunday, January 18, 2009

Echoes of the Desert

In these days, these times of transition
this time of transforming, hope in the air
echoes of the years, the trials, the anguish
the years in the desert, wandering, struggling,
a people adrift, lost in the between times
between their slavery and the promised lands

The days of Moses, the days in the desert,
wondering now if they are ending, for another people
another people lost, wandering, out of slavery,
into a long desert, wondering when
the promised land would come
when they would find peace, a land for them

May these be the days, long prayed for
when the people can cross over
when the past can be cast off
and they may drink of milk and honey
when they may walk into a new day
a feel a new life of freedom

January 18, 2009
the message, “It’s not just a dream but a reality”
on the sign in front of church,
the story of Moses and Joshua,
Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Joshua 1:1-9
and on the juxtaposition of the
80th birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
and the inauguration of Barack Obama
as President of the United States of America
along with
Micah 4:1-4
Matthew 5:43-48
the sermon, “Love Your Who???”,
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson,
Suncook United Methodist Church, Suncook, NH,
and the hypothetical put to Eric Holder, nominee for Attorney General,
by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) on the use of waterboarding,
January 15, 2009, during his Senate Confirmation Hearings,

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