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Backing Up by Raymond A. Foss
It happened a few times this morning
trying to tell the whole story, or more of it anyway
eager ears, without a lot of context, trying to understand
trying to get the deeper meaning, the fuller flavor
of the story of doubting Thomas,
or of the disciples emboldened, defying the will
of the religious authorities, teaching in the Temple
when it was prohibited, when before they never,
no never would have dared to rebel, not on their own
timid followers, empowered to preach, to share
the gospel with the people.
Needing to back up, into scripture, into His life,
their journey, their blindness, their fear
to truly appreciate the lesson for us
when things are unseen or when times are tough
to persevere and believe

April 15, 2007 18:53
John 20:19-31 (the story of doubting Thomas) &
Acts 5:27-32 (a story of the Peter and the other disciples
preaching in the Temple after being arrested)
for our Middle High Sunday School class
Wesley United Methodist Church, Concord, NH
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