Let the falling leaf, work done,
Come to rest where it lands.
Let the weary bones laid out
Come to rest on your couch.
Let the floating ark of family life
Come to rest as the waters subside.
Let the furrowed brow of concern
Come to rest in abandoned trust.
Let the restless, relentless pace
Come to rest in long, slow breaths.
Let yesterday and tomorrow’s tomorrow
Come to rest now in each moment.
Let everything you create and do
Come to rest in everything you are.
Let the questions, doubts and needing to know
Come to rest in being known.
Remember the sabbath to keep it holy;
Come to rest and let YHWH take care
Of the rest.
“Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you. Six days you shall labour and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male servant or your female servant, or your ox or your donkey or any of your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates, that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you. You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the LORD your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.”