Praise God for Sabbath Rest

Mary Harwell Sayler


– that space between work
weeks which our Creator
first enjoyed
as The Father making time
to take pleasure in the very
good children He created.


Praise God the Son
for the rest from death
that came to us on Easter –
the first Resurrection Day
and rebirth of boundless life.


Praise God the Holy Spirit
for the rest of Pentecost
lived out each day – first
as we cease striving for
that perfection we’ll never
obtain on our own
and then for trusting God
to hold us, love us, forgive
us, and uplift
the rest of our lives.

Photo - Tom Balke

Photo – Tom Balke


by Mary Harwell Sayler, (c) 2017, from the book of contemporary psalms and poems PRAISE! published by Cladach Publishing