A Blessing Poem for those days when your get up and go has got up and went

In this Sunday's sermon, we crept with a weary Elijah into the cave, and thought about those days when "our get up and go has got up and went" -- those days when we just want to crawl back in bed and pull the covers up over our heads. The sermon also came with a blessing poem that we offer up here -- because maybe you've had one of those days lately.

May there be something in here that blesses your day.

"Get Up and Go"

by Scott Clark

When your get up and go has got up and went, may God send you – a raven with snacks, and a small quiet whisper; manna in the morning, water from the rock, and quail in moderation; a perch to glimpse a promise you may never enter; stones for the stream, and milk, and honey; Mordecai, prophets, and Ruth; a bird with a twig, a stranger to wrestle, breath for dry bones; a friend with an arrow, and a midwife or two.

And then, when you’ve eaten and slept, but maybe even before you feel ready, may you get up and go.

© 2020 Scott Clark

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