Friday, March 22, 2024

They heard the word

fter Hebrews 4:1-13 

They heard the word,

the same word, but

it fell as seeds

in stony ground.

To hear and not need

is to be denied rest.


They saw the example;

they saw the evidence

of all the works, but

the seeds washed away

with the flooding water.

To see and not heed

is to be denied rest.


They watched as some

entered into rest from

their works, and they

hardened their hearts.

To watch and to know

and not heed is to be

denied rest.


To enter into rest

requires striving,

as the word lives,

sharp, piercing, 

identifying, knowing,

exposing. Without

striving, there is no



Photograph by Dogukan Sahin via Unsplash. Used with permission.

Some Friday Readings


She Says You Get What You Get – poem by Susan Cowger at Kingdom Poets.


All the Colors Of – poem by Adam Whipple at Rabbit Room Poetry.


Heroes of the Old West – Joseph Pearce at The Imaginative Conservative.


Eisenhower’s Grief – David Bannon at Front Porch Republic.


Letting Go – poem by David Whyte. 

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