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Sabbath Rest



Stop what you are doing.
Pay attention.
Listen.
Adore.
Ascribe to the Lord, O Mighty Ones,
For this is our entry into participation.

Rest
Is adoration,
Uniting my heart to fear Thy name
Will put all names in their proper place,
And say, "Off my back children,
The witch is mine!"

Everything
Taken to heart,
Turned into prayer,
Providing instances of
Listening to and answering
And ascribing Him glory and strength
All of which, are stronger than any of my doings.

All truths lived
Enjoyed, nurtured, and affirmed
As God's work:
Our rest.
And we ride His back like the Pevensies
As He breathes life into statues.

Return, O my soul, to your rest;
For the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.


Various references from: Psalm 86:11, Psalm 29:1, Psalm 116:7, Eugene Peterson's As Kingfishers Catch Fire, Madeleine L'engle's Ring of Endless Light, and C.S. Lewis The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

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