Saturday, April 11, 2009

here in between

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday. It is also Brian Moss' last Sunday as the Director of Worship, Music & the Arts at John Knox Presbyterian Church. He will soon be moving to Vancouver, BC to attend Regent College, on his way toward a Master's of Divinity and ordination in the Presbyterian church.

Since we moved here almost two years ago, Brian has been our worship leader, our neighbor, and our friend. We have shared meals, drinks, movies, games, books, art, and lots of good music together. We have laughed a lot and cried some too. We have prayed for each other.

Brian, we love you and we will miss you.

[Stephanie and kiddos, we love you too but you're not leaving for awhile... and I am so not ready to think about that yet!]

I will end this post with the words to one of my favorite songs. Brian wrote this as a hymn for today, Holy Saturday.

Here In Between (listen)

Here in between the death and life
Of broken God and risen Christ
We watch and wait, we kneel and pray
For hope to breathe at break of day
The temple torn by sacrifice
How can this be the way?

The Son of God nailed to a tree
This is not how we thought it'd be
Your condemnation makes no sense
An act of hate and violence
We broke the bread and spilled the wine
How can this be the way?

Within this day of Sabbath rest-
A gift to those whom you have blessed-
Your peace transforms our hearts content
In this already and not yet
In stillness beats the drum of life
How can this be the way?

Your never-ending sovereignty
Still flickers with eternity
It brightens fading eventide
The gospel hums of mercy wide
Oh Lord of Life, open Your eyes
You are the only way.

1 comment:

Brian Moss said...

Thanks Haley! I will miss y'all...