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Day Of Rest
by Holly Westefeld 
11/29/07
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Day of Rest



On Monday, I rise, and head back to work,
Greet all with a smile, and no duty shirk.
At lunch, someone seeks some gossip to share.
I ask what is said when I am not there.



On Tuesday's drive home, I see a car stalled,
And stop to find out if help has been called.
She borrows my phone to call for a tow.
I wave off the bills she tries to bestow.


On Wednesday, I stop to buy milk and bread.
The brand new cashier looks stricken with dread.
She makes a mistake. I say "It's okay,
We all make mistakes." Her smile makes my day.



On Thursday, a friend who's grieving stops by.
I make us some tea. We pray and we cry.
I give her a hug, reminding, one day,
In heaven our tears are all wiped away.



On Friday, I stop, my neighbor to see,
She's down with the flu, this mother of three.
I simmer some soup, once kids are all fed,
And play for a while, then put them to bed.


On Saturday morn, my caller ID,
A number displays, I'd rather not see,
I help Grandma shop, and errands complete,
While listening to her stories repeat.



On Sunday, at church, the doors I walk through,
My pulpit depart, and sit in a pew.
My spirit's refreshed, renewed by the Word,
For sermons lived out for those who've not heard.

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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Glynis Becker  22 Feb 2008
This is just BEAUTIFUL! What a way with words you have! Thank you so much for sharing this.
Tim Pickl 21 Feb 2008
PowerFULL poem--I love the cadence and the rhymes! Every day, God presents us with opportunities to minister, to help--He sure makes life exciting! Thanks for sharing.
Jean Thornberry 30 Nov 2007
Holly, What a beautiful poem! God has really given you a wonderful gift and filled your heart with insight. Keep using it for His glory! I loved the way you expressed your love for the Lord and willingness to be His arms to comfort and help those in need, regardless of how you feel. You got it- it is in serving others that the love of Christ is made known to them. They get to meet the Savior who really loves them and longs to set them free. You challenge us to live our lives for Him in the small everyday things we do. Opportunities to help others are all around us- we just need to open our hearts and let God show them to us as we go through our day. He will give us the courage to obey Him as we trust Him to work through us and show us what to do. Everytime we step up and obey Him, great things happen. The smallest act of kindness done in His name will bear much fruit for His glory! You are right- He refreshes us daily, especially on Sunday, and equips us to do His work throughout the week. We just must rest and let Him refresh us. I am learning to do that! Thank you for your encouraging words! God bless you and your writing.




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