45 Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him. 46But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what he had done. 47So the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the council, and said, ‘What are we to do? This man is performing many signs. 48If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and destroy both our holy place* and our nation.’ 49But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, ‘You know nothing at all! 50You do not understand that it is better for you to have one man die for the people than to have the whole nation destroyed.’ 51He did not say this on his own, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus was about to die for the nation, 52and not for the nation only, but to gather into one the dispersed children of God. 53So from that day on they planned to put him to death. John 11: 45-54
We are heading to a holy place
to dance, to pray, to sing and honor
we ar going to the touch the earth
where ever so long ago a saint wlked.
He walked daily with his people
he told the story of Gods love for them
he touched and sang in their ancient tongue
always a deacon serving God right there.
The wind blew hard and the ground dry
harsh aand holy he wandered the tall grass
he told of his Savior in words understanding
songs that brought God to walk among them.
Hidden from the brisk city streets away
from high altars and lofty theologies
he walked the road of love and kindness
we will remember his gifts forever.
Today we will find our places
between earth and sky wind whipped
we will dance and sing and pray
for Making Medincine brought love
and made this forever a holy place.