"REBECCA S. MOSS"
©Ray Waugh, Jr.
Did you know there were some headstones in
St. John's Church? Like the "cris-crossing of lives
in time" these headstones are protected from stray
rocks by a cris-cross of iron mesh.
I wonder tonight who exactly Rebecca S. Moss,
1929-1885, was. If her life were distilled
what would be left?
Why doesen't the Lord let the rain
come in the spring instead
of when the crops are almost parched?
Did she love the church (the people)?
Did she find delight in pondering the Lord's
hand in her life?
Would she rather have had her "glass" headstone
sent to China as Bibles?
Did she pray for me who stands
here tonight? Did she allow the
Holy Spirit to lead her steps to pray?
And then, did she allow the Holy Spirit to
finish her "groanings?"
No matter Rebecca … tonight you inspired me. He Lord
gave me new insight because of
"IN MEMORY OF REBECCA S. MOSS"
I never cease to be amazed at the Lord;
I left Doole today and the Holy Spirit did give me
the words to speak tonight.
I could never preach a better sermon; nor,
could there be a better group:
Love the Word
Love to meet and NOW
you drop "Rebecca S. Moss" on my mind, many, many thanks.
Note: See Sandstone Dust written at St. John's Episcopal Church
*On a visit to Brownwood in June 1997, I noticed that the wire mesh had been replaced with plastic.