Saturday, 30 March 2013

The long wait

On the Sabbath, they rested.
On the Sabbath they waited.
They waited to anoint your body.
They waited to bury you properly.
They waited to finish the death.
They waited to begin the mourning.

Today, we have rested.
Today,  we have waited.
We have waited as members of your body.
We have waited to welcome you.
We have waited to finish the death.
We have waited to begin new life.

Stay with us Lord as we wait.
Stay with us through the long night.
Stay with us, light in our darkness.

© Ruth M Gee April 2001

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