Sunday, April 12, 2009
Where thy victory, O Grave?
The sun rose over the bend in the Connecticut River this morning, just as it has for some time now.
At 6:00 AM, a few dozen Middletown Christians gathered at the "chapel" at Harbor Park for a sunrise service led by Rev. Joan Cooper Burnett of the First Baptist Church. Coffee, donuts and old-timey hymns played on a portable keyboard were compensation enough for the early hour -- the service was brief, stirring and just as we closed, the sun burst over the large trailer barge jutting out onto the river, giving rise to a shout of victory from the congregation. The barge, apparently, is part of the Buckeye Pipeline effort, and thankfully will not be a permanent fixture on our riverfront.
After the service, we came home to find rabbit droppings in our garden. Happy Easter!