Rest Day

Willfully resting on the finished work of Christ. Willfully trusting HE is complete. HE IS the all in all, before all, and above all. He is perfect. REST from work, and worry, and doubt. Rest. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Ecc. 3:11

Dr Matthew Sleeth, last Friday said to us, ‘rest isn’t a condition for entrance to heaven, it’s the condition of heaven when we get there.’

Eugene Peterson

Sabbath is not primarily about us or how it benefits us; it is about God, and how God forms us. It is not, in the first place, about what we do or don’t do; it is about God – completing and resting and blessing and sanctifying. These are all things that we don’t know much about……But it does mean stopping and being quiet long enough to see – open-mouthed – with wonder – resurrection wonder…..we cultivate the “fear of the Lord”. Our souls are formed by what we cannot work up or take charge of. We respond and enter into what the resurrection of Jesus continues to do. Practice Resurrection: A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ

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