Morning Worship

Sunday, 13 November 2011 @ 10.30am

Your Kingdom Come in my…World
Leader: Revd Mat Ineson
Preacher: Martin Stanisstreet
Romans 8:18-28Open Link in New Window & Revelation 21:1-8Open Link in New Window

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This poem was read by Tracey Wheeler at the end of the service

The Broken Kingdom—TAW June 2011

It’s a broken kingdom that he rules, this broken man
With ragged hands outstretched
and tired and dirty feet;
So don’t expect lines straightened, or
the edges to be neat
there won’t be flowers fetched
to grace the laden table in a home all spick-and-span.

There won’t be rules for this and that, that’s not part of his plan;
Instead, chaotic lives—
each muddled noisily—
that sound cacophonous to those
unhearing; yet, so joyfully
each discordance finds
in him, the melody that makes the separate, one.

And in his broken kingdom, each and everyone
Has hands that show the signs
of pain and toil; the wounds
that come from loving and of life;
yet gently hold a fortune,
treasure graced, the divine
love that overflows the broken vessels he began.

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