Lay It Down

Lay It Down

Joan Javier-Duval

here is where you can lay it down
Lay down all that you have carried
the weight of the world that has rounded
your back
leaving you aching and exhausted

here is where healing begins
where burdens are set down
and alongside one another’s
their magnitude does not seem as great

here is where the door is thrown open
and the light can lift away the shadows
and what was hidden can now be seen

here is where you can rest
where nothing is expected
but that you bring all of who you are
into the presence of the holy and of this loving community

Let us worship together.