Life Sentence

Our sabbath rest, the peace of pause

Sentenced for life, a dependent clause

One soul purpose, He, the cause

of all unfolding.

Curtain draws . . .

We feel his touch: perfect tense!

The verb, his Love, our recompense,

for trusting Him beyond all sense.

Sub-ject children question whence.

His slow reply through time not ours:

“No wall, no fence, nor lofty towers,

raging storms, mere earthly powers.

Hear me whisper from the flowers

in my garden.

I love you forever.”

Shabbat Shalom