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Thought for the Week 25 March

Welcome to our Palm Sunday services today. We especially welcome the Boys and Girl’s Brigades to our Trinity service.  I was looking for some Easter inspiration and came across this poem which I thought was worth sharing.

Twenty centuries past, what city has not heard of your coming? From Bejing to Berlin, from Jerusalem to Johannesburg, from New York to New Delhi surely the word has spread that you’ve come in peace, not violence to enrich,  renew, transform our lives, and bring us to shalom?

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Twenty centuries past, what city has not heard of your church? From Catholic,

Orthodox, or Reformed, Anglican, Evangelical or Pentecostal surely the message of acceptance, healing confidence in your royal advent, has been passed on through faithful living?

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Twenty centuries past, what city has not rejected you?  From penthouse to tenement, from factory to leisure centre, from theme park to concert hall, surely the news is that this life is for taking, not giving and what stands in the way of this lifestyle must now be removed?

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Twenty centuries past, what city does Christ seek to enter? From leafy suburb to shanty town, from housing estate to west end flat, from salon to slum, surely the sign of the church free from pride, united in deed, must be the welcome Christ longs for as he enters your city? Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.              (John Young, 2001)

Blessings

Brent

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