The Rest

Dropping a dime in my virtual jukebox spun “He’ll Take Care of the Rest” by Keith Green. A funny and clever song with amazing piano rifts. There is a verse about Noah where his neighbors would laugh at his pet giraffe. Anyone who can rhyme “giraffe” is fine by me. Then the Lord said He would take care of the rest, “He’s the weatherman!”

(The Lord said to Paul), “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I (Paul) will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 – NIV

(Jesus) said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31 – NIV

Everywhere I look the word “rest” shows up; a heavenly hint that I need more of it.

This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”  Jeremiah 6:16 -NIV

There it is again, “Rest”.

Rest – a period of inactivity, to sleep, perchance to dream
Rest – peace of mind or spirit
Rest – a rhythmic silence in music
Rest – Sabbath, sabat, to cease

Rest – the other stuff I can’t control
Jesus takes care of the rest.

Rest – accept my weakness and rely on Christ’s power.
Jesus takes care of the rest.

Rest – Stop, cease, breathe, walk ancient paths.
Jesus takes care of the rest.

Jesus takes care of the rest.


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