Sunday, January 18, 2009

Forty Years

Forty years in the desert,
forty years since he saw the mountaintop
forty years wandering, wondering,
where is the promised land

A new leader rising, a new day dawning
changing the color of the nation
a chance for change,
for a new time of freedom
from a transformation of our spirits

Our day is coming, our time in the wilderness ending
a new moment for love, for unity, for peace
may we not take advantage
of this singular time, may we not sleep
while there is work yet to be done

May the words of the master,
and the life of his servant Martin
live out in the life of this nation
until all are truly free
and all may see the promised land

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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