Oh To Be Wise Meditations
Sweet Rest. We all have to rest at some point. Some for a couple minutes to catch their breath. Some for a couple hours to get some sleep. Others need some days to themselves for vacation. We need to rest as physical humans beings, God has given us the gift of our bodies to experience rest. There is even sweet rest in death. The living at least know they will die, but the dead know nothing. They have no further reward, nor are they remembered. Whatever they did in their lifetime—loving, hating, envying—is all long gone. They no longer play a part in anything here on earth. Good people pass away; the godly often die before their time. But no one seems to care or wonder why. No one seems to understand that God is protecting them from the evil to come. The LORD has told his people, “Here is a place of rest; let the weary rest here. This is a place of quiet rest.” But they would not listen. We need sweet rest daily in the face of life’s toil and labor. Make to rest your mind and body in this new year. Your heart needs it desperately. So many people die restlessly in the cares of this world. Let’s make peace now with ourselves and others. So when we do get our ultimate fate of sleep we will have peace knowing Jesus Christ is LORD.
Meditate Is. 57:2