Thursday, July 02, 2009

In the Way He Preached

Water, flowing, living waters
moving through his message, through his words
a special message of life, life changing
hope, faith, within their struggles
a knowing of their histories
of the pain they have endured
showing us all, connection.

A connection with Christ, with one another
the living waters of each time, each place
joining us in His baptism
life changing waters
washing away the old
giving us power within
to have hope in our trials
strength to spread the good news
light to share in this dark world

July 2, 2009
Reverend Sammie Maxwell
African Choir
Celebration of Youth
Baptism of the Teens
families from the Democratic Republic of Congo,
who suffered through the massacre of August 13, 2004,
at Gatumba, their refugee camp in Burundi
See -,'s_Gatumba_massacre
Psalm 130
Mark 1:1-13
and sermon, “A Baptism of Life Change”
by Bishop Peter Weaver of New England United Methodist Conference
Contoocook United Methodist Church
June 28, 2009

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