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Poem: Rachel betrayed

Proper 12 year A

Genesis 29: 15-28

Betrayed – by my own father!
How could he?

Seven long years I’ve waited.
Seven years I’ve noticed his eyes following me;
heard his voice speaking loudly enough for me to hear;
watched his strong arms lifting, carrying, working so hard for me..
Seven years I’ve known that I was the one he had chosen.
Seven years I’ve been impatient, yet obedient,
believing that the reward of love would come...

24 July 2011, Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Genesis 29: 15-28, poem, Rachel,
Jacob, betrayal, marriage, Laban, Leah, working, seven years, deceit, jealousy

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