Sunday, January 01, 2017

Give me an R

You might enjoy reading my book Sacred Sabbath.
In my Bible Alphabet Blog Series R stands for Rest.

Rest in the 21st century is probably the most valuable and most difficult thing to obtain. Well, it is not a thing really, it is a state of existence mankind is desperately searching for and the harder we seek, the more valuable it becomes.

We need the invitation of Jesus more than ever before, Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls (Matthew 11:28-29).

The rest for our souls the Bible talks about cannot be bought with money, no matter how many vacations and retreats we book. It is a rest that brings about a refreshing that only comes from spending time with Jesus at the well. The time we are able to spend in intimate communication with Him will become so precious that we will die of thirst when we go too long without it.

...Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life. (John 4:14)

It is my wish for you, dear reader, that you will make time this year to sit with Him. Just to sit with Him... and find rest.


  1. Marja: I just read another blog whose writer has chosen rest as her word for this New Year. Happy New Year to you and yours.

    1. REST is in high demand if you ask me Cecelia :) Happy New year to you and your family.

    2. I just came from Cecelia's blog where she was discussing rest too. Great minds think alike! :) What a wonderful topic - it's timely and timeless. I appreciate this encouraging reminder, for it's something I need to be more intentional about doing.

    3. REST, it intrigues me :) and yes, I was reading on Cecelia's blog as well...

  2. Hi Marja - Rest is such a necessary, but often neglected, component in our lives. Sometimes we must schedule it or busy-ness takes over.


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