Friday, June 11, 2010

Anointed for a purpose

Our heads covered with oil
in the favor of the Lord
each of us commissioned to his service
his ministry of love
each given gifts to share
the build the body up

Anointed for a purpose
as was the lamb who came to earth
descended from heaven
given human birth
going as he was sent
to do the master’s will
dying that we may live
taking away our sin

Our lives on this mortal coil
for good or for ill
following the way of the world
of the will of our shepherd
the path of the cross
following his calling
from deep within our soul

Anointed for a purpose
to share the love of God
revealed in Christ Jesus
the one who born our stain
who drank of the cup of bitterness
who died and rose again
Going to tell the whole world
he came for you and me

June 11, 2010
seeing earlier poems in Google search string,
“thou anointest my head with oil”
inspired Psalm 23 and by sermon by Pastor Ruth L. Foss
“The Good Shepherd”
A Handmaiden of the Lord
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
August 30, 2009

Psalm 30:5
Psalm 27:7-31:5
Heartlight’s Straight Through Bible Study
for June 11, 2010, read June 11, 2010

& church
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH

after reading
Mission Statement of First Congregational Church of Pembroke, UCC
“The mission of our church is to follow God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit,
spreading the legacy of faith and fellowship to all we meet in word and deed.”

Matthew 28:18-20
the Great Commission

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