Friday, July 31, 2009

"Holy Gardener"

Sara wrote her new song "Holy Gardener" after reading Brian's sermon on Mark 4:26-32. The song said all the things Brian wanted to say, but in a more beautiful, meaningful way. It opens up the Scripture in new ways. Poetry is always better than prose. Here is proof:

Holy Gardener
Help us to follow your call
To see weeds as flowers;
By this we're empowered
To share the harvest with all.
The fruit of your Kin-dom is caring
For those overlooked by greed.
The fruit of your Kin-dom is stillness
And away from all warring You lead

It's moving, it's growing,
It's sprouting, it's flowing,
Within us, around us,
Spring forth and astound us
With healing, with love, and with peace.
Persistent, resilient -
Your Kin-dom's so brilliant.
It's here, it's tenacious,
It's now, it's vivacious,
And all this from one tiny seed.

Holy Gardener
Still at work today
The Realm that You're planting
In us is expanding;
It takes root, blossoms, and stays.
The fruit of Your Kin-dom is healing.
Where once we were crippled by pain.
The fruit of Your Kin-dom is fairness,
And justice comes down like rain.

It's moving, it's growing,
It's sprouting, it's flowing,
Within us, around us,
Spring forth and astound us
With healing, with love, and with peace.
Persistent, resilient -
Your Kin-dom's so brilliant.
It's here, it's tenacious,
It's now, it's vivacious,
And all this from one tiny seed.

The mission may seem overwhelming:
We may not have money or fields.
But give us one handful of earth, God,
And see what one mustard seed yields.

It's moving, it's growing,
It's sprouting, it's flowing,
Within us, around us,
Spring forth and astound us
With healing, with love, and with peace.
Persistent, resilient -
Your Kin-dom's so brilliant.
It's here, it's tenacious,
It's now, it's vivacious,
And all this from one tiny seed.

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