January 22, 2005

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.

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