Grieving for a Friend

Mourning the death of Pastor Eugene Peterson

With Bono I am grieving
the death of one so loved.
The author of two dozen books
is now in Heav’n above.

His raspy voice is silent.
His ministry complete.
The bearded pastor has gone home
where we will one day meet.

In vivid words and phrases
our friend Eugene conveyed
the essence of God’s awesome truth
in fresh exciting ways.

His paraphrase of Scripture
is worth a second look.
“The Message” is his legacy.
I hope you have this book.

We will miss you, Eugene Peterson!
Peace to your memory!