Last Saturday, was cold and dreary. I snuggled into my rocker with a good book. Every once in a while, I’d peer out to see if anything changed. Then the ‘muse’ dropped in for a visit and I had to put pen to paper.
As you pause for Shabbat (Sabbath) this week, regardless of what that looks like. Whether it is Saturday, Sunday, or another day that works for you, take a moment and drink in the peace here, in this Song for Sabbath. Enjoy.
A SONG FOR SABBATH
Draw me in Abba, Father
Wrap me in Your arms of love
Resting here, Your grace surrounds me
As gray clouds gather overhead.
Sabbath’s song is slow and measured
Full of mercy and release
Daily chores stand idle waiting
As we dance the dance of peace
Shalom, Shalom, I hear it now
Jerusalem streets quiet, still
The city sighs relieved and resting
On Zion’s ancient hill.
Drink my soul of Sabbath’s nectar
Drink it deep and drink it slow
Freely given, a gift from Abba
Releasing rest as it flows
Time to play and love and think
Space to pause and feast on You
Time to listen, see and smell
Giving thanks for all You do.
Sabbath, Sabbath, are you waiting
While we strive, goals unmet?
Draw us back with gentle nudges
To the place of sacred rest.
Mary Ellen Wright – November 3, 2018