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Date: 4/16/2014 1:52 PM PDT

This all started on Ash Wed, 2014.  So, as a not-so-gentle reminder of why we worship this Holy Week and take the time to remember and bring glory to God, I share this:

ASH WEDNESDAY, 2014 by Rev. Brenda L. Froisland

We gather this night to start a new season.
To look from God’s birth ~
to a story of treason.

A story of challenges, secrets, and lies.
A story of truth telling, betrayals and cries.

“Father forgive them, they know not what they do.”
Said by Messiah,
who saves me
who saves you.


But first there are lessons to look at this Lent.
To explore and to ponder.
To learn what he meant. 
To love one another, to serve as I do.
To love one beyond the way I ~ love you.


The Spirit I give you to help you to love.
My Spirit, my story, to give you a shove.
A shove to be truth tellers, prophets, a voice.
To tell of a Savior who loves all,
by choice.


No fighting. No fleeing ~ when officials, they came.
Jesus,

gave up his freedom
to glory God’s name.

To show us how power is not about might.
Not about war, and not about strife.

No,
power is different than what people claim.
Power,
is love.

Stated simple and plain.

To love one another so much as to give up one’s own life, so that others, may live.
Jesus intended to do just that thing.
To go to Jerusalem, and die by our sin.

Yes,
we are the sinners
we commit dia-side.

Killing God’s son, caught up in our pride.

Lucky for us, the story moves on.
From life, into death,
and life ~ with our God.


So we gather - this night to start a new season.
To be humble, to pray, to con-fess our treason.

To be marked by a cross.
To listen. 
To learn.
Remember ~ you are dust.  And to dust, we return.


We are but creatures created by God.
Gathering dust, she breathed life into sod.

God gave us new life we learn of this Lent
So we take our place
humble servants,
repent.


We reflect and we pray.
We take time to ponder.
Sent to go out to share as we wander.

Love God,
love another,
Remember what’s given.
Our Savior,
this love,
makes our life
worth living.


Yes, we are dust, and to dust we return.
Created by breath ... God’s Word which we yearn for
in our humility, we are forgiven.
Our sins wiped clean, our lives become leaven.


So rise up, go forth, feed hungry and poor
Share power in love, invite others indoors for
we are God’s children, the ones who will praise.
The one’s who go out and serve God all our days.


To worship, to love, to praise and to nourish
To share a new power, that evil may perish.
Power is love.  Stated simple and plain.
Let us be that love ... and glory God’s name.

Posted by Pastor Brenda | 1 Comment

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