Today at the Methodist Conference we remembered sisters and brothers who served the church but who have died in the last year. This is for them.

They have left and yet their touch,
however light,
leaves a trace of yesterday
as they enter our tomorrow.

Names read,
they walk once more
before the eyes of our minds
and cause tears to pass.

These are our number.
One day our name
will lay on the page with theirs
as we are raised to new glory.