Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Power of His Words

The power of his words
echoing down through the ages
words transforming power, the order of things
giving when others take, forgiving,
where there is hate,
loving our enemies,
modeled on his example
his unblemished life,
teacher, healer, and servant,
sacrificial lamb, son of God
Words with power, because he lived them
showing us a way of life
unlike that which the world would laud
demonstrating the father’s love
in the choice of ministry,
in the choice of sacrifice,
in the choice of the cross
Loving those who would persecute him
even in the moment of death
echoing still, in this moment in time

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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