Thursday, May 09, 2013

The Front Porch – v3

God sets out a welcome, an invitation
a gift ever ready, wrapped,
a bountiful front porch before us
expansive and always present
a front porch, maybe open
with a homemade pie cooling

Or maybe a bouquet, prepared
fresh cut flowers arranged
a mat before the unlocked door

His prevenient grace, ready when we are
By these we know the love of the owner
the open arms of the Father, the Master
open to every Prodigal Son, Prodigal Daughter,
ignoring, forgiving our sins, our past
welcoming us through the door.

Edited May 9, 2013
“The Front Porch – v3”
Edited May 6, 2013
“The Front Porch – v2”
August 6, 2007 21:25
“The Front Porch
a poem on prevenient grace
Our mission trip,
from Wesley United Methodist Church,
Concord, NH and from First United Methodist Church,
Hudson, MA to Jacksonville and Machias, ME
to the Down East Maine Mission,
Jacksonville United Methodist Campground,
East Machias, ME

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