Sabbath Moments: The Sacrament of the Sick


Sabbath moments are a way of taking time to rest in God, to enjoy God in silence or in nature. The word sabbath comes from a Hebrew word meaning “cease.” And that is what we need to do sometimes, cease our activity and live in the moment and breathe in God.
Yesterday, both my husband I received the Sacrament of the Sick for the first time in our lives. Michael is undergoing surgery to remove a very small lesion. It well be simply scraped off the bladder wall. The surgeon caught the malignancy in the earliest possible stage but it is still a worry. I received the sacrament for inner healing as a result of carrying  generational burdens since I was a young child.We had nothing to do with this ; a friend invited a priest to administer the sacrament without our knowledge. It truly was like the experience in the bible where friends of the paralytic do all the work.
The experience was powerful.                                                           
A sacramental moment,
a moment of profound stillness,
without any effort expended by either of us.
Simply brought on a stretcher,
laid at the feet of Jesus
waiting with open hands
open heart for
His saving, healing power.
It came like a wave of heat,
soothing yet burning heat,
burning all chaff,
all that was not of God
and infusing a deep abiding
Presence.
A ball of light
searing , purifying Fire
the Fire of Love that left us
smiling
beaming with joy
in His Presence.
No fear
only relaxation and
peace.

5 thoughts on “Sabbath Moments: The Sacrament of the Sick

    1. Wow, I sensed His glorious presence as I was reading this. Father God, please continue to bring healing, in Christ’s holy name. Give them continued peace and strength. Hallelujah. Amen.

      Blessings to you,

      David

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