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The Sky Foreboding by Raymond A. Foss

The sky in the garden
that night after Passover
how it must have seemed foreboding
tension in the air, thick
like the cold morning
winter not yet gone
spring yet to come
a glowering presence
in the cold March air

Did they all feel the heavy cloak
the weight of the moment
eerily quiet in the garden
the seconds ticking away
as the betrayer prowled the night
gathering his forces
to come for the master
what would keep them at bay

Jesus’ cries to the father
piercing the silence
his body wracked
by the drama within
Knowing the future
the coming of the new day
how hard, while human
to stay on this path

In the darkness foreboding
the presence of evil palpable
tempting Christ
to turn from the plan
to cling to this life
to deny the will of God

Yet hope even in darkness
the light of our savior
burning brightly
in the choice that he made
Faithful to the father
taking the cup, thy will be done

March 12, 2010
Matthew 26:36-46
Psalm 461:11 (Call to Worship)
Psalm 130:1-8
Psalm 138 (Prayer of Dedication)
Worship Theme: “Our Times of Personal Trial”
and sermon, “With Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane”
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson
the second in a series of sermons, based in part on the book,
“24 Hours That Changed the World”, by Reverend Adam Hamilton
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
March 7, 2010
Third Sunday in Lent

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