Shabbat: A Portal in Time

How good it is to let go gently
To cease our frantic planning and creating
Our endless striving toward places
We do not need to be.

How joyful it is to step through 
     a portal in time
Arrive at the shore of eternity.
Where beginning and ending merge
Yesterday and tomorrow become only today.

Where Shehinah, the Divine Presence,
Shelters us beneath her wings
Offering us the sacred gifts
Of silence and rest.

In this place we return
To the day of our creation,
To the awe and wonder of being
As we were created to be.

Blessed are you, Source of Life, 
       who sanctifies Shabbat.


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