Salt and Light


salt and light 6On Sunday 8th November we held an all-age service. 

We had different zones for different activities, all connected to the theme of Salt and Light (Matthew 5).

 

 

 

Here is a poem that was written by some of our younger church members:

Shadows, dark spaces

Sent retreating far away

The power of love

A haiku poem contains 5 syllables on the first line,

seven syllables on the second line,

and five syllables on the third and final line.

 

Here is another poem, written by one of our church members:

 

LET THERE BE LIGHT

 

Darkness:

Throbbing, pulsating, evil……………….and God said, “Let there be light”.

 

Darkness:

Thunderous, explosive, all enveloping……………………and God said, “Let there be light”.

 

Darkness:

Painful, fraught, blinding………………………and God said “Let there be light”.

 

Dawn:

Glimmering, moving, hopeful…………………….and there was light.

 

Dawn:

Cool, clear, crystalline…………………………………..and there was light.

 

Dawn:

Piercing, awakening, revealing………………………and there was light.

 

Noonday sun:

Warm, welcoming, illuminating…………………………….and God saw that it was good.

 

Noonday sun:

Enveloping, nurturing, expanding………………………….and God saw that it was good.

 

Noonday sun:

Feeding, supporting, soothing……………………………..and God saw that it was good.

 

Darkness, dawn, noonday sun,

Calvary, empty tomb, resurrection.

 

God said, “Let there be light”,

And there was light

And it was good.

 

Light of the sun – Son of God

Light of my candle – poor flickering light

Enflame my candle with your flaming light

Two lights – now one.

 

Rachel Farren

Member of Bridgnorth Baptist Church