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Dropping the Staff by Raymond A. Foss
I wonder about the rest
what was going through his mind
dropping the staff was easy
but what of the next command
to bend and lift the snake
not knowing what to think
wondering if it would strike

We don’t spend much time
in these words of scripture
but I can only imagine
his hesitance
to reach down
to pick up the snake

What a sign of faith
what a witness to this moment
trusting in God’s provision
His protection in all things
But another lesson
when we feel too small
God with us always
to help us fulfill His purpose
making us able
to do amazing things

October 16, 2010
Annual Church Conference
Exodus 4:1-17
Exodus 4:2
“What do you have in your hand?”
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
October 13, 2010
Exodus 4:1-17
Romans 12:1-8
John 13:12-17
Welcoming Service
for the Reverend Dr. David J. Abbott
as District Superintendent of the New England District
of the New England Conference
of the United Methodist Church
his sermon, “What Is That In Your Hand”
Bishop’s Day in New Hampshire
with Bishop Peter Weaver
First United Methodist Church of Laconia/Gilford
September 11, 2010

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