You can rest here.
After days in which your journey
has been fulfilled with dust, rain and cold.
Peaceful among the fragrances
of this kitchen.
Speak to me.
Teach me my friend.
I’ll not petition you in any way.
I’ll try my best to put aside my weakness
and become a soft pillow for your head,
which is so used to resting on stone.
I’ll come in from the yard
when my work is complete.
Embrace you as my brother.
I’ll speak to you of my joys.
The ordinary moments of life
repeating themselves daily
and filling me with such peace.
Be with my family
as if they were your own.
Share in their laughter.
Quench your thirst with cool drink
and ease your hunger
on freshly baked breads.
I know you have much more work to do.
You have cities to convert,
homeless to shelter, sick to heal.
But for now,
and whenever you need to,
you can rest here,
It is my prayer that you are touched by this poem.
Watch for the complete collection, to be released this autumn.
Pictures of the Messiah
Donald P. James Jr.
This single poem is part of a larger work titled "Pictures of the Messiah". The poem is meant to be a prayer, inviting Jesus to enter into the ordinary aspects of our lives. I hope this is a blessing to you. Watch for the full collection "Pictures of the Messiah" to be released soon Information available at ScarletRobeCreations.blogspot.com