Friday, February 5, 2016

Sabbath Music - A Poem For You


It's a beautiful day here in Florida and we're looking forward to a beautiful Shabbat.  Tomorrow will be a good (but chilly) day to take a walk and enjoy the beauty of ADONAI'S creation. The photo above was taken on one of our walks in the Enchanted Forest in Titusville.   Being in nature always renew my mind, body and spirit. 

In the morning, I'll be listening to music and worshiping Him as I sit at His feet.  Here is another beautiful poem for you.  I think poetry is another form of music, don't you?

Sit still, my daughter! Just sit calmly still!
Thou longest much to know thy dear L-rd's will!
While anxious thoughts would almost steal their way
Corrodingly within, because of His delay
Persuade thyself in simple faith to rest
That He, who knows and loves, will do the best.
Sit still, my daughter! Just sit calmly still!
Nor move one step, not even one, until
His way hath opened. Then, ah then, how sweet!
How glad thy heart, and then how swift thy feet
Thy inner being then, ah then, how strong!
And waiting days not counted then too long.
Sit still, my daughter! Just sit calmly still!
What higher service could'st thou for Him fill?
'Tis hard! ah yes! But choicest things must cost!
For lack of losing all how much is lost!
'Tis hard, 'tis true! But then--He giveth grace
To count the hardest spot the sweetest place.

--J. D. Smith

Enjoy your Sabbath, Gail-Friends