Wednesday, October 31, 2012

There is a season Turn, turn, turn






It was Ian Airey's funeral. His son Daniel is part of our church's youth group and youth band.



Arthur Warner, our Ministries Pastor celebrated his 60th birthday this week. 

Today, at  Mt Albert Baptist Church,
We had to finish our ESOL class early.
There was a funeral.
For a 40 something man.
I saw family and friends coming.
There were some very old people.
Almost double the age of the deceased.

Then I went to the church office.
I was invited to a celebration.
Our pastor turned 60.
There was one thin symbolic candle.
Arthur said he had another cake with 60 candles.
2 kids helped him snuff the candles out.

Snuff out,
Who would use such a word.
This person's life was snuffed out.
I am invited to the opening of the Sands Office.
The invite is black.
How appropriate,
Black is the colour of death.

Tomorrow is the night for Sands parents.
They are the bereavement club,
They have pledged to pay for the rental of the office.
This song came to me,
A time for everything,
A time to be born,
A time to die. Its Ok to cry


Sands New Zealand


http://youtu.be/bIBu2p8FR3o
The Byrd's song, Turn Turn Turn, from Ecclesiastes 3:1-14.

http://youtu.be/pyVTBqtoEYM

There Is A Season - ABAC Concert Choir



To ev'rything
Turn, turn, turn
There is a season
Turn, turn, turn
And a time for ev'ry purpose under heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep

To ev'rything
Turn, turn, turn
There is a season
Turn, turn, turn
And a time for ev'ry purpose under heaven






2 comments:

Luna Miranda said...

i love the tropical flower arrangement.

Wrinkled Pink Flower

NixBlog said...

It's sad to see someone so young die.
Thanks for participating in Floral Friday Fotos.