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Topic: Green (10/22/09)
TITLE: ONE OF THE CROWD
By Margaret Kearley
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A momentous long day, I could not go away,
I was rooted and grounded, and just had to stay,
Forgetting my hunger, the day’s routine tasks,
I stayed with the crowd, and obeyed when He asked
Us to sit in small groups on the green grassy ground,
Awestruck by His teaching and words so profound,
The hours and the minutes had melted away
As we sat on the grass at the end of the day.
I let my gaze wander, assessing the crowd,
The young and the old, the poor and the proud.
Some looked with wonder at scenes new and bright
From eyes that had never seen colour and light.
Unstopped freed ears now rejoiced in His Word,
The news of God’s Kingdom - the first sound they heard.
The dumb called their praise, the lame now could run,
We sat on the grass, and we’d met with God’s Son.
Then He, with compassion, and knowing our need
Asked troubled disciples to give and to feed
The thousands of us that had gathered that day,
And did not want to leave, and would not go away.
Then with those kind hands He took five rolls of bread
And just two small fish as He thanked God, then said
‘Now give food to all, let not one be denied,’
And each of us ate and was well satisfied.
A momentous long day, I will never forget
Those grassy green slopes as we watched the sun set.
Though the loaves and the fish were the best there could be
T’was the true Bread of Life that satisfied me.
My hunger was met and my soul richly fed
By Jesus, the One Way, the life-giving Bread,
And I’ve since walked in faith and learned on Him to lean
Fed by His rich pastures, abundant, lush, green.
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