Friday, June 6, 2008

Rest

Rest.

To rest in God's love and strength, to marvel at His creation. . .This is something I love to be able to do. So often I cheat myself from this joy by trying to find rest in a book, or by letting worries choke out simple trust in God.

Some lines from a song by Jeni Varnideau explain well what I'm thinking of; "This is rest, this is peace, this surpasses understanding"

I look at nature, especially the clouds, and I find myself longing for this life to be over, to be home... Yet other times I find myself not wanting it to be over, not yet. There are too many people who haven't known God. "To die is gain, to live is Christ" as the apostle Paul said.

1 comment:

Cassie said...

Very agreed, Mary!!! It's nice to hear someone voice that.