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Oh, To Be At Rest

Isn’t it interesting that when David wished for the wings of a dove the thing he wanted most was to be at rest?Image courtesy of Pixabay

 I said, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.” Psalm 55:6 NIV

Day 31. Challenge over - finally I can rest. I think.

The truth is I’m pretty sure that I will move on to something else almost immediately and be just as exhausted as I was this month – with probably less to show for it.

Isn’t it interesting that when David wished for the wings of a dove the thing he wanted most was to be at rest? What is it about humanity that causes us to cram every waking moment of our life with activity? Could it be that we loathe having time to think?

Isn’t it wonderful then that the Creator showed us how to rest? God, who created heavens and earth with just his words, took an entire day to do just … rest

Why then do we find it so difficult to follow his example? Is that why Jesus invited us to carry our burdens to him and he would give us rest?

Do you find yourself challenged to take a break? Is resting something that you schedule into your week or does your body have to stop you in your tracks before you take a break? Why do you think Jesus invited us to rest in him?

Today is the 31st day and we made it to the end of another Write 31 days, Yeah! Thanks for following along. What was your favorite article for this series?

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