Friday, October 22, 2010

Opening the Gift of Grace

Like a child at Christmas
eyes filled with wonder
perhaps shaking the box
a time or two

Opening the gift of grace
a gift beyond measure
paid by the sacrifice
of our risen savior

Wanting us to open
when he knocks
to let him enter in
to fill our empty cup

The living waters of Jesus
the lamb, our shepherd
showering us with goodness
peace even in the storms

God wanting to find us
lost sheep in the woods
far from our master
needing to come home

Oh that all would open
the gift of grace he offers
that all would turn from the world
and come into God’s embrace

October 22, 2010
on posting a series of poems
over several days
based on the following service:
James 2:1-10, 14-17
Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9
& sermon, “When I Was In Need, You Helped Me”
Pastor Ruth L. Foss
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH

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