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Washed by Living Water by Raymond A. Foss

The water that we stand on
in that leap of faith
going onto the surface
when our savior calls

Washed by living water
buoyed by God’s love
endless and eternal
guiding us all our lives

Standing on the waves
in the presence of God
walking were we are led
answering our shepherd’s call

June 23, 2010
further thoughts about this meditation
and the poem “Washing Our Sandals”,
written June 21, 2010
Washing Our Sandals

The dust of the road
the water when we walk there
washing our sandals
made clean in Christ

Following our master
in the journey of ministry
each of us commissioned
to share in his holy work

All of us in the priesthood
to bring the good news to all
on the roads of the water
going where we are called

June 21, 2010
after review comments by Elaine Robinson
posted June 19, 2010
on the following poem on www.christianpoetry.org
Dust on our Sandals – haiku

dust on our sandals
needing to travel, to go
too long in one place

October 27, 2009

some of the poem titles I saw
while culling duplicate postings
to http://www.famouspoetsandpoems.com
June 21, 2010
We too can surely walk

Like the rock, buoyed on the waves
on the waters of life
leaving the boat
our comfort, our pews
the four walls of our sanctuaries

We too can surely walk
on the stormy waters
our eyes on Christ
leaning on the cornerstone

Daring to live ever
following the call of your word
speaking to us
deep within our hearts

June 11, 2010
written at the House of Purpose Coffeehouse
about the comment made June 11, 2010
by Odeniyi Martin Oluwafemi
about the poem below, “Walking on Water”
when I posted it to http://www.christianpoetr.org


Walking on Water

Unlike the others
huddled in the boat
afraid, frozen by the winds
the waves, crashing on the sides
He went when the master called
walking on the water toward the Lord
fear when the winds would wail
crying for the master’s hand
Trying to be faithful
to heed the shepherd’s voice
a prelude for his work
once the spirit
fell upon him in grace

Leaving the nets by the shore
following the savior’s lead
leaving the boat
for the water’s skin
his faith enough to stand
Called to follow in his steps
the rock upon the waves
to serve our fellow man
in ways revealed by God
Each of us has a part
a gift to do the work
to follow our savior’s way
to pick up our cross and walk

October 25, 2009
Matthew 16:13-19
& Matthew 14:22-33
Isaiah 40:28-31 (Call to Worship)
Ephesians 3:14-20
Worship Theme: “This is not a spectator sport!”
& sermon by Reverend Huntley Halvorson
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH

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