long ago, we Harked the Herald Angels Sing.
celebration of light, the Son was born again.
were given, love was shared.
a table of Christmas fair.
Jesus, upon this earth did cry.
baby’s whimper, a mother’s sigh.
seven short weeks ago, it seems
in the stable, and dreamed their dreams.
and Joseph had had a boy
Reality, too soon, overshadowed this joy.
ones, they traveled, and avoided the king.
who feared what this baby might bring.
slaughter of children brought darkness in
worlds true identity ~~ we are smothered in sin.
Jesus grew quickly, A rabbi, a teacher
us all to do what he preaches
sight to the blind
homeless and helpless,
chains of injustice, free the oppressed
blaming victims, end disease and distress.
community, define our foundation
calls us ~ to proclaim to all nations.
But because we are loved
of our lives to serve our great king
who is willing to do the same thing
up his life in love for us all
right what is wrong, and answer his call
Jesus was born on this earth to forgive
offer salvation, so all of us live ->
we are freed to serve one another
what we have to sister and brother
sibling, to stranger, to enemy and friend
to this earth so that hatred could end.
carols and lessons again in the past,
of reflection, confession and fast.
gather this night to turn to the cross
humbly kneel, to admit we are lost
the hoopla, society, greed
we are broken, we are in great need
you are dust, and to dust you return”
dust, at our end, is all we can earn
Jesus, well Jesus, insisted on love
this earth to give hatred a shove
change who we are by taking on death
revive our souls and give us new breath
is defeated, no longer has claim
life, in my life, we call on Christ’s name
season of Lent, brings shadows to light
us more honest about daily strife
as willing to give as Christ gives?
up ourselves so that others may live?
right what is wrong, with family and friends
offer forgiveness ~~ again and again and
again and again?
Jesus knew what would happen to him
excruciating death that would wipe away sin
this Lent we reflect, confess, meditate
Savior who died, to change all our fate.
light to our darkness and hope from within
kneel at this cross, we confess our sin.
~ By Pr Brenda L Froisland. All are free to use with appropriate credit given.