Tuesday, February 01, 2011

In the Flesh of Earth

Wrapped in clay
emptied of his holiness
God descending to earth
walking as a man

Humble, of the dust
temporal, as you and me
here to save the world
for our judgment, destiny

In the flesh of easrth
yet humble, the lamb
choosing the way of the cross
submissive to God’s plan

Dying, laid in the grave
wrapped in the shroud of death
rising to victory
seated in heaven instead

Waiting there for us
preparing mansions in the sky
his grace a way to life
sharing his light with all

In the flesh of man
we walk this earth
lights to our neighbors
journeying through the world
until we go to heaven

February 1, 2011
on seeing this poem title
posting it to www.christianpoetry.org
Entering Time

Christ, God, Emmanuel
Entering our world
the infinite, unending
entering time,
bound by, defined
human life
a journey between
for the divine
Like him, we too
living on this earth
walking the way of the Christ
born again, by the spirit
washed in his blood
In the image of God
walking in the world
between creation and heaven
ascending once more

January 10, 2010
Genesis 1:1-2:4
Psalm 19:1-13
Congregational Centering hymn:
“Let All Things Now Living”
Faith We Sing, #2008
Anthem: “The Time Between”,
by R. Frederick Crider, Jr. (Ps. 31:14-15)
and sermon, “The Book of Genesis: The Story of Our Beginning”
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson,
based in part on Chapter One (Genesis 1:1-2:3),
of book, Wrestling With Angels: What Genesis Teaches Us About
Our Spiritual Identity, Sexuality and Personal Relationships,
by Naomi H. Rosenblatt and Joshua Horwitz
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
January 10, 2010
First Sunday in Epiphany
(Baptism of the Lord Sunday)
Psalm 8:4-5 (KJV)
“What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.”

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