For Those Who Make Things
May you bake,
and be blessed.
May you write,
and unearth wonder.
May you paint,
and know pleasure.
May you think on theories and theologies,
and know deeply that this, too, counts.
May you grow things,
and glimpse growth within yourself.
May you weld silver,
and find that you are also being forged.
May you dare to dance,
even when the bones feel damned.
May you arrange,
hospitable spaces, flowers in vases,
even rouge on faces.
May you make time for your
human heart to rest in all you’re making,
time for your human heart to marvel
at its Maker.
Copyright © 2022 Rachel Marie Kang.
Rachel Marie Kang is a New York native, born and raised just outside New York City. She is a graduate of Nyack College (New York) with a degree in English with Creative Writing and Bible. She is founder of The Fallow House and author of Let There Be Art: The Pleasure and Purpose of Unleashing the Creativity within You. Rachel’s writing has been featured in Christianity Today, Proverbs 31 Ministries, and (in)courage. She lives and writes in North Carolina with her husband and two children. Connect with her at rachelmariekang.com and on Instagram at @rachelmariekang.