Sabbath Planting


Are you planted somewhere?
We are, I fear, becoming increasingly
a culture of lone rangers.

A single pansy, so pretty.
But grouped together,
packed tight –
yet with room to grow,
none eclipsing the other –
together
withstanding the strong breezes of March….
unrehearsed they dance!
Church.
* * *

May you be firmly planted somewhere on Sunday!

Six days you shall labor,
but on the seventh day you shall rest..
.”
– Exodus 34:21 (NIV)

“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another...” – Hebrews 10:25

Reposted from the archives.

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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6 Responses to Sabbath Planting

  1. Fern Boldt says:

    I love pansies! They grow around our house all winter. I also liked your analogy.

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  2. Sharon O says:

    Pansies are my favorite, then snap dragons, then little violas, I try to have them all over and also columbine, love the old fashioned plants.

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  3. bethhavey says:

    This is lovely–the photos, the quotes and your ability to put it all together. Thank you, Marilyn

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  4. Annie says:

    yes, agreed, Marilyn. We do need to stand with others in our Christian faith and walk!
    And it was lovely to be able to get back to church after a Sunday away last week, and a week getting over the bug I caught.
    Wonderful pansies, thank you..and my favorite color too! Lovely.

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  5. Annie says:

    ps And I am loving the view on that header. Fantastic. Is that near where you live?

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