(During the Prelude, cups of cold water
will be distributed to each worshiper.
1 - This is what God says,
2 - the God who builds a road right through
1 - who carves a path through pounding waves,
2 - The God who summons horses and chariots
and armies -
1 - they lie down and then can’t get up;
2 - they’re snuffed out like so many candles:
1 - “Forget about what’s happened;
2 - don’t keep going over old history.
1 - Be alert, be present.
2 - I’m about to do something brand-new.
1 - It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?
2 - There it is! I’m making a road through
the desert, rivers in the badlands.
1 - Wild animals will say ‘Thank you!’ - the
coyotes and the buzzards -
2 - Because I provided water in the desert,
rivers through the sun-baked earth,
1 - Drinking water for the people I chose,
2 - the people I made especially for myself,
1 - a people custom-made to praise me.
(pause a moment to indicate the scripture
reading is finished)
2 - Were you listening? God makes all things
1 - This is not just something from days gone
2 - Nor is it only about the far off future.
1 - This promise applies to the here and now.
2 - Look what God
1 - You hold in your hand a cup of water.
2 - Recall the promise of water to wet the
whistle of God’s people, in preparation for praise.
1 - Drink it now and get ready to sing.
2 - God is making
all things new!
(motion for everyone to stand)
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