keep the feast

huzzah! hurrah!
applause and praise!
the feast we dreamed
these taxing days!
Hosanna! Hero!
your mend is right
your ceaseless care
unfailing light
forgive us for
our weakest waiver
oh Perfect Friend
and Great Redeemer
make us brave
to battle beasts
and wise in rubble
to keep the feast.

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You shall keep the Feast of Harvest, of the firstfruits of your labor, of what you sow in the field. You shall keep the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather in from the field the fruit of your labor. – Exodus 23:16

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. – James 5:13

image: Illustration by Ernest H. Shepard, Winnie-the-Pooh Chapter X

One thought on “keep the feast

  1. Come on! beautiful! Joyous news is joyous indeed. Keeping the faith, as you have done, is a powerful witness to me. Thank you Emily and Darrick!

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