An Old Man's
Questions to ponder: Rest.. they say we don't get enough of it. But was is Rest? Is that where we scurry around and try to do as much as we can on vacation, and come back more tired than before we left? Or is that where we play as hard as we can so we forget the pain and frustration of work? Is that where we drink and party hardy, or where we take drugs to become numb, so that we dull the boredom of this life? Are any of those really the rest we need? And if they are the rest we need, then why are we always so in need of more rest? Maybe we need some other type of rest, but what could it be? I've already vacationed and played and drank and partied and snorted and sucked in and held, as hard as I can, and that didn't really help. What else, if anything, is there?
is with me always, when I work, when I eat, when I learn and even when I
am resting and relaxing. Like many of you, I do not get enough rest. The daily schedule of
my life is filled from sunrise to sunset, and even goes on into late at
night… and when I finally settle down to sleep, I am usually to wound
up to do just that. I need to really rest from my busy life… I need to
rest from my work, my hobbies, my play, my worries, my responsibilities;
I need to rest from ‘life.’ In the beginning, God
rested on the seventh day after a long week of creating everything. This
seventh day, this Sabbath day, is when God
planned for us, you and me, to get that rest. I know there is some
question on whether we should worship and rest on Saturday or Sunday,
but I will leave that to theologians to work out. The main thing is that
wants us to take a day of rest.
No, I will not get that rest if I mow the lawn, or
work in my workshop, or wash and iron the clothes, or even watch the
football games; I only get the rest I need if I stop doing everything
and just relax and meditate and think of Jesus
and God. If I do that, and
only if I do that, will the Holy
Spirit fill me and grant me
the rest I so need. Maybe going to church in the morning and watching
football in the afternoon is okay, I do not know… I only know that as
bad as I have been, and as bad as I still am, and as bad as I will
probably be in the future, I need the whole day to rest, commune with,
and think on and about God.
You may not be as tired as I am, and may not need the whole day with God as I do. As Scripture says in Matthew 11:28, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” .... Just an Old Man's Musings....
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