Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Rest for our Souls



There was no rest for Him on the night He was betrayed and arrested; the night he stood silent before the Council and Pilate, and was mocked, beaten, scorned and led as a lamb.

Just that evening He had shared with His disciples what was about to happen. He was clear that His body was to be broken, His blood was to be spilled. He set his face like flint upon the work He had come to do and just as this final Passover drew to a close, He knew His time was near.

And after they had sung a hymn He went out to pray in Gethsemane. There,  in the darkest garden, His closest disciples slept when there was no time for rest. 

He had come to do the work of his Father and His time had come.

Work and rest have been essential parts of life since the beginning of time. God set them in place and demonstrated them Himself. Christ came and exemplified what work and rest should look like.

On this night, there was no time to rest. He had work to do.

And through His work, we come to Him and find rest for our souls.

We are to follow Him ~ this way of the cross; this is the 'work' that we have to do. We are told it is few who will actually go this way of the One who humbled Himself, but those who do, experience His rest.

12 comments:

  1. Through his work, we find rest... sweet rest! That instantly takes stress away! (Visiting from Soli Deo Gloria)

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  2. He is so immeasurably good to us.

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  3. Rebekah, your words quiet my soul . . bring peace to my anxious heart. . .Thank you, sister.

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    1. This is where our peace comes from. By His grace.

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  4. Dear Rebekah
    Your words are filled with such truth and wisdom today! Yes, dear one, few hear that soft gentle voice drawing them to our Lord Jesus and few allow for the grace of our Pappa God to envelope them in the eternal life of our risen King!
    Much love and a blessed Easter
    Mia

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    1. Thank you, Mia, for your loving words. May His grace envelope me more and more each moment.

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  5. Love the contrast -- through His work, we find rest. Beautiful. Thanks for stopping by the Overflow so I could find you here.

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    1. It was good to be right behind you at SDG to read your heart. Thank you!

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  6. Thanks for this...I've been thinking about writing a post about this. Haven't done it, but you have, and well! Nice write, lady.

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    1. Thank you, Amy. Giving thanks for the work He has accomplished. It is finished!

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