A Sabbath Rest

Last week’s Sunday sermon was on keeping the sabbath in a series covering the 10 commandments. I thought of this poem and the promise of “rest”.


“There remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God.” Hebrews 4:9

After the hoopla of resurrection,
the victory of Armageddon,
After rising with Christ, the lamb of sacrifice,
tooting horns in His great glory train to Heaven,
death captive and chained beneath His feet.
After the banquet feast
with the greatest and least of Heaven’s host.
After the singing, exclaiming, dancing,
prancing with the Holy Ghost…

enter the Rest—
let it sink in to the core of heart and soul,
the Battle’s won.
No more striving, no more wrangling
with this or that demon or temptation.
No more tears to come.
No more running ragged the marathon,
breathless with no end in sight—

Ah, soak in the wonder, the Light,
the bliss of an eternal Home,
the aroma of heaven fills the nostrils,
slip into the Living Waters—
buoyed, refreshed, the joy of rest.

c.Darlene Moore Berg



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2 responses to “A Sabbath Rest

  1. Now THIS is gospel! Thank you for this poetic enjoinder.

  2. Shalom,
    Loved it! I just published a book called “Enter the Rest – Lessons from the epistle to the Hebrews” that address the subject of resting in God, in depth. Somebody called it: An Israeli’s perspective on the Jewishness of the epistle to the Hebrews. You may be interested reading it.
    Many Blessings,
    Israel Harel
    Pastor Shaar HaEmek Congregation
    Link to the book: http://www.xulonpress.com/bookstore/bookdetail.php?PB_ISBN=9781622306596

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