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The Son of the Carpenter by Raymond A. Foss

No longer merely, only,
the son of a carpenter
He rose from the Jordan
anything but that

Whatever he had done in life
wherever he had traveled
whoever he had met
all of that forgotten
to the sands of time

In that moment, the babe in the manger,
the young boy in the temple,
the man he was, transformed
Like David from his flock
he was anointed; but not by oil
by the Spirit, descending from heaven

The man, human as he was, falling into the Jordan
the Son of God, rising from the waters
blessed by the Spirit,
commissioned by the voice of God
led to the wilderness
ready to serve

January 12, 2009
Mark 1:4-11
Mark 1:12-13
Acts 19:1-7
and sermon, “Child of God”,
by Pastor Ruth L. Foss, January 11, 2009
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
and sermon title, Beginning, by Reverend Peter Hey,
Wesley United Methodist Church,
Concord, NH
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