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Saturday, April 08, 2006
The Sabbath of Palms

I met a new friend last week while in Houston. Samantha Wedelich, an artist and poet, has developed a really creative, communicative style which I like very much. I met her through seeing one of her drawings displayed at the The Woodlands United Methodist Church where she now works as a graphic designer for Bob Swan and Co. On the right hand side of the drawing were these words. It's a spoken word piece-- the caps are mine and happened inadvertantly as I hurried to type out the poem on my laptop. (ironic) They seem to add their own effect. Anyhow-- you can see Sam's work here.

I think the poem works well in preparation for Palm Sunday (tomorrow)-- the final Sabbath before the FINAL SABBATH. I encourage you to read it aloud with empha-sis.

Rest for my soul—REST! Admidst fears,
Doubts, insecurities—REST! For my anxious
Heart REST! You made the flower of the field and clothed it—REST! FOR MY WORK-A-HOLIC
BUSY WAY OF AVOIDING YOU—rest! FOR TIRED
FEET AND TIRED HANDS.

YOU ARE THE ONE UNRAVELING ME—SLOWING ME
DOWN SO I CAN FEEL AGAIN—SO I CAN FIND Hope
IN SOMETHING MORE reliable than my own success—
YOU ARE SETTING ME free
Healing m y wounds
Purifying my desires
Pushing back the effects of the fall
And you are coming soon
I can feel it every time I see the flowers.

Samantha Wedelich
posted by John David Walt | at 4/08/2006 01:24:00 PM

 

4 Comments:

Blogger mattmaher said...

Let us all be donkeys marching to Jerusalem, bringing Jesus . . :)

6:42 PM EDT  
Anonymous JP said...

Her art has a Godlike whimsy to it, making it enjoyable for pure delight.
Rest indeed.....

11:32 AM EDT  
Anonymous chad said...

it seems to have just the mildest bit of street influence. I really enjoy it and wish she made stickers.

8:02 PM EDT  
Blogger jason said...

it's ironic, i couldn't sleep, so i opened my computer and randomly decided to read your blog. it's my restlessness that led me to this message to rest.

2:04 AM EDT  

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