rest

January 22, 2005 | 5 Comments

snoopy snoozingBeing in an extended season of rest, this quote from Heaven is Not My Home seemed particularly relevant. I post it here for your benefit, and hoping that I won’t forget it when this season ends.

Rest means letting the world pass us by for a time. Genuine rest requires acknowledging that God and our brothers and sisters can survive without us. It requires recognizing our own insufficiency and handing over responsibility. It is truly surrendering to the ways of God. It is a moment of celebration, when we acknowledge that blessing comes only from the hand of God. This is why rest requires faith.

  • thank you john.

  • Phil Weece

    I needed that comment once again today. That describes what I was forced to find out last year. Thanks for sharing!

  • Similiarily, thank you for posting that.

  • Gary

    I think every college student needs to hear that at least once a week. Thanks John.

  • Brewster

    Good stuff. God does not value us for what we produce. He is the producer, not us.