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Expectantly waiting to glimpse God’s glory

Expectantly waiting to glimpse God’s glory

Wait with expectation
for what may come
to glimpse God’s glory
as it comes.
 
To be passed by
and to see the
presence here among us
as it goes ever on.
 
Is God among us?
Do we see God passing
in the darkness?
Do we glimpse the glory?
 
In expectation let us
wait to glimpse the glory
it is here with us
if only we can see it.

 

This poem was written in response to the Presidential address of Rev’d Ruth Gee, the Presidents of Conference for the Methodist Church in Britain, 2013-14.

 

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Posted by on July 6, 2013 in Ministry, Poetry, Spiritual Vocab

 

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Liminal Moments

Liminal Moment

We stand upon a threshold
ready to step over
to face the challenges that come
and all that tomorrow shall hold
To be changed from
glory into glory
entering into a history
and an ever going story
Responding to all
that came to each
of us in many
ways as a call
Joining with near and far
in time and space
the cloud that exists
in God’s grace.
 
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Posted by on July 5, 2013 in Poetry

 

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When the flame shall fall

When the flame shall fall
and the fire start
let us trust in you o Lord
When the flame shall fall
and the fire start
let us hope in you o Lord
When the flame shall fall
and the fire start
let us pray to you o Lord
When the flame shall fall
and the fire start
let us be in you o Lord
When the flame shall fall
and the fire start
let us go with you o Lord

 

 
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Posted by on July 4, 2013 in Poetry

 

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Great Adventure

Great Adventure

It’s a great adventure
where off to save the world
We’ve trained and trained
and through much strained
We’ve come this far
along past many a bar
 
It’s a great adventure
where off to save the world
Affirmed in our endeavour
for now and forever
With strength that is lent
for it be heaven sent
 
It’s a great adventure
where off to save the world
Declared by public say
Worthy are they
Upheld in all
comes the response call.
 
It’s a great adventure
where off to save the world
With the declaration ringing
as around us all are singing
In grace we can but stand
our calling in God’s hand
 
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Posted by on July 3, 2013 in Ministry, Poetry

 

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Some more poetic reflections

They But

They say the words,
But do they hear?
They do it all,
But do they know?
They take what’s given,
But do they receive?
They act it out,
But can they be?

 

Do you hear the small voice?

Do you hear the small voice
as once you did,
or has the storm
drowned it out?
 
Do you hear the small voice
as once you did,
or has the earthquake
long buried it?
 
Do you hear the small voice
as once you did,
or has the fire
burnt it out of you?
 
Do you hear the small voice
as once you did,
or is there no space
for quiet; in all you do?
 
In the still, the quiet, the fire, the earthquake, the storm,
hear the small voice as once you did.

 

 
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Posted by on July 2, 2013 in Ministry, Poetry

 

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