Kaitlyn Newbery

< Back to Issue Eight


The Rest

In the beginning was the Word.
In the beginning was.
In the beginning
Word spoke:
Let there be light.
Word existed:
You are Light.
Let there be heavens,
proclaims the only Way.
Let there be water;
the Living Water pours forth.
Let there be vegetation.
O, Vine and Fruit and Nourisher and Nourishment.
Let there be sun and moon—
the Son pierces the darkness.
Let there be sea creatures and birds;
Our dove descended, our divider of fish.
Let there be land animals.
This Lion of Judah! This blameless Lamb!
Let there be man.

A pause.

A knowing choice.
Word became flesh first
for hands to mold and lungs to breath.
Before You became man,
You were breath and lungs and sculptor and clay.

Let there be rest.

You are the rest.

You are
the rest.

You are the


Kaitlyn Newbery is an adjunct English professor at the University of the Cumberlands. She enjoys exploring questions about her faith through metaphors and storytelling. Her works have been published by Agape Review, Calla Press, and Amethyst Magazine.

Next (Rachel Michelle Collier) >
< Previous (Nicole Rollender)

Artwork: Illustration from Bible Primer: Old Testament by Adolf Hult, 1919.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.