Read Hebrews 4: 1-11.
Called to Spiritual Rest
"And in this place again, if they shall enter into my rest" (v.5).
God rested after completing all of creation, and we honor that on Sunday after completing our work week. But this verse speaks to another rest…shared with our Lord and Savior, any time or day of the week. It is that deep abiding rest that we have as a child of the King!
I picture my daughters, who cradled in my arms as infants, while I rocked them to sleep. Or the times they reclined in my arms as we read a children's book together, snuggled up in the corner nook. Quiet moments, just enjoying each other's companionship. For the believer, Jesus is always there eager to share his rest with us. Unfortunately, we are often too busy with living life and miss out on those special times. More's the pity! His gentle rest restores our faith and centers our life on Him.
During times resting in Him, I hear my Savior's voice - the sweetest of lullabies. (Jan Hamilton)
He makes me lie down in green pastures, leads me
beside still waters, and restores my soul.
Ps. 23:2 & 3 paraphrased.
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