I had another post in the works, but, for Holy Saturday, I thought I would share a poem by Dorothy Sayers instead…
I make the wonderful carven beams
Of cedar and oak
To build King Solomon’s house of dreams,
With many a hammer-stroke,
And the gilded, wide-winged cherubims.
I have no thought in My heart but this:
How bright will be My bower
When all is finished; My joy it is
To see each perfect flower
Curve itself up to the tool’s harsh kiss.
How shall I end the thing I planned?
Such knots are in the wood!
With quivering limbs I stoop and stand,
My sweat runs down like blood . . .
I have driven the chisel through My hand.
~”The Carpenter’s Son”
Have a blessed Saturday and a joy-filled Easter.