She wondered, noticed, he was taking notes in the sanctuary While she was preaching, sharing the parable treasures found, and their response What would you give? What would you sell? To hold the treasure as your own How would you hold that treasure in your hands?
His hands, writing a hymn, an echo of worship, the words of the Gospel, her words, blended a gift of grace, a blessing for us to share Two days later, a hymn, born of the scripture of the sermon, of the inspiration of God What would you sell? Yes, what would you sell?
August 1, 2008 Based on emailed note about new hymn by F. Richard Garland, “What Would You Sell”, http://www.gbod.org/worship/default.asp?act=reader&item_id=46574 which was written about Matthew 13: 31-33; Matthew 13:44-52 and the sermon by Reverend Lori Eldredge, “Buried Treasure”, July 27, 2008, North Kingstown United Methodist Church http://www.nkumcri.com/nkumcri/archive12.html