Mission Statement

Cyber Sabbath's goal is to begin to mend the division between Christ and the world (society) that Church has created through reflections, sermons and devotionals

Cyber Sabbath is a place for the stifled Christian voice to be heard. Media gives way to much time to the extremist - over looking the theologically educated and/or the moderates in favor of what sells their view point. Here, politics aside, a pastor reflects on God's voice in every day life.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Winter blues

At the bottom of this post are two poems I have written about snow.  As mid-winter hits and the snow and cold continue to keep the sun at bay those of us who live in the North fight off the winter blues.  Some do it better then others.  Some have found a passion in sking or other "snow" activities.  Not me.  I find myself wrapped up in yet another blanket hopeful that the sun will show itself through the clouds and tinkle in a bit of warm light.  The winter is a cruel season; full of illness and the cold chills that shorten the day light.  It is also the season in which people come down from the high of Christmas and the time of year people find themselves in the midst of the most debt. 
It is on those days when I snuggle under the covers just a few minutes longer before beginning my day that I think about those who don't have God in their life.  Those who don't know what it is like to not only give over one's burdens too but to hold on to for strength.  God doesn't necessary solve problems for us; nor does belief in God simply take away our real struggles and pain (especially mental illness) but having God in your life makes you a better you.  Having a relationship with the Divine; allows you to be stronger, kinder and more joyful you.   Having God in your life isn't going to make you me, or me you, but it will help you be a better you.  If you follow me. 
In the middle of the cold winter.  Look up to the Holy; soak in the rays of light and the warmth of God's love.  Open yourself up to a relationship that is bigger then all of us and can and will make you a stronger person.
Wonderous snow how I loath you
Boisterous winds you chill my bones
Adventurous days in the sun have past
Unglamorous dullness awaits
Treacherous commutes have begun
Rapturous hopes come to mind

Wonderous snow how I love you
Boisterous screams as snowballs fly
Adventurous snowpersons come to life
Glamorous crystals sparkle in the sun
Treacherous snow brings snow days
Rapturous hopes come to mind

Wonderous snow how beautiful you are
Boisterous winds swirl snow into art
Adventurous skies and snowshoes await
Unglamorous winter wear keeps me warm
Treacherous times brings community
Rapturous thoughts stay at bay
White knuckles looking out
across the white snow glistening
in through the white lights in the white stillness
White storms bring out white outs
while blankets of white snow engulf the still landscape
White collar fools drive in white outs
while blue collar workers traverse through the polar bears