LENT: GOD DOES A NEW THING

Devotionals

This text, by Susan Palo Cherwien, offers another contemporary way of looking at the Lent/Easter story.
The choir will sing the text, as set to a lovely tune by Robert Buckley Farlee, during the Maundy Thursday Service
on March 20 at 6:00 p.m.
Rich in promise, rich in present, dry as dust and desert sand,
Buried in the potent land, deep and dark the grain lies dormant:
Behold, God does a new thing, through death God brings new life.
Running river in the desert, water meets the wilderness,
Transformation, more from less, swollen seed sends newness skyward:
Behold, God does a new thing, through death God brings new life.
Parable of grain and greening, paradox of death and birth,
Story of our wait in earth for the sacramental raining:
Behold, God does a new thing, through death God brings new life.
So we move from seed to ripeness, so we move from grain to green,
Letting go of what has been, we embody God’s great promise:
Behold, God does a new thing, through death God brings new life.

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