The time is ripe….

the hour had come,

the time was ripe,

the gift was ready..

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but this was no

easy giving,

life did not

bleed away

readily, it struggled

to survive,

cried out in agony,

and grappled

with its fate,

until

 bleeding sweat

poured down

his brow,

and his heart

broke under the weight

of its own breaking…

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the hour had come,

the time was ripe,

the gift was ready,

so he rose from his knees

and gave all…

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the hour has come,

the time is ripe,

the gift is ready,

this offered offering

is ours

today

made whole

in resurrection promise,

through resurrection power…

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(how often do we receive the fullness of it?)

Christensen-gethsemane

(Christensen’s Atonement of Jesus)

Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to receive glory.24 What I’m about to tell you is true. Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only one seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.

(John 12: 23-24)

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About Sally C

How do I describe myself, I am not what I do, (I am a Methodist Minister), I am not who I am related to (I have 5 wonderful children, and 2 lovely granddaughters). I am a seeker truth, a partaker of life in all it's fullness and a follower, sometimes stumbling, sometimes celebrating of the Christian pathway. I seek wholeness, joy and a connectedness to all things through a deep reconciliation with the God whose love blows my socks off!
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