Friday, October 15, 2010

Before Our Dying

Do we resemble the leaves
shining in witness
singing to our creator
our praises bursting
shouting from the treetops

Do we recognize
the times of the season
that our days are numbered
yet known only to God

Our time is precious
here on this journey
called by our master
to serve out in the world

Needing to learn
the lessons of nature
the precision of the creator
setting all according to his plan

Here for our time
to teach us the lessons
drawing us to him
that we may serve

Joining all creation
shining brightly
witnesses to grace
in our time on the earth

Sharing with the leaves
the brightness of autumn
the seasons of our lives
before we leave this earth

The beauty of our sharing
God’s love descended
the truth in that measure
of following God’s commandments
the judgment at the end
when we look into God’s face

October 15, 2010
Facebook status of
the Reverend Doctor David Abbott!/profile.php?id=1265235435
“I am in awe of how in the final days of their existence,
the bright colors of leaves create a glow amongst
the gray of the morning. hmmmm, something to think about.”
Annual Church Conference
Exodus 4:1-17
Exodus 4:2
“What do you have in your hand?”
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
October 13, 2010
Exodus 4:1-17
Romans 12:1-8
John 13:12-17
Welcoming Service
for the Reverend Dr. David J. Abbott
as District Superintendent of the New England District
of the New England Conference
of the United Methodist Church
his sermon, “What Is That In Your Hand”
Bishop’s Day in New Hampshire
with Bishop Peter Weaver
First United Methodist Church of Laconia/Gilford
September 11, 2010

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1 comment:

Lisa said...

Great poems, wonderful site. Thanks for sharing.