Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Hushed, in that Moment

Watching Christ
sitting at the table
speaking words unlike the others
always the same before

Hushed, in that moment
the smell of the candles, the oil
the cooking thick in the room
dust washed from our feet

Watching intently
raising the bread from the platter
speaking of his body
to be broken for all of us

Rush of emotions,
were we lost, foresaken
the chosen one with us
about to meet his death

With tears running
down my face taking
my piece of the bread
choking it down, eating

His words more pointed
raising the chalice
the wine his blood
to be poured out in sacrifice

The sweet nectar bitter
all enjoyment now gone
drinking of the cup he gave
solemn, looking to the ground

So much to take in
overwhelmed by these words
quiet as we finished the meal
Judas running out

March 3, 2010
Mark 14:12, 22-25
Isaiah 11:1-5
Isaiah 52:7 (Call to Worship)
Deuteronomy 16:1-8
Exodus 12:1-28
Deuteronomy 11:16-21
and sermon, “A Last Meal”
by Pastor Ruth L. Foss
the first in a series of sermons, based in part on the book,
“24 Hours That Changed the World”, by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
February 28, 2010

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