Thursday, February 7, 2008

Resting, Sweetly Resting

The words of that German hymn are running through my mind. But I don't heed them. Resting is laying aside the business, whether it's mental or physical. I am doing neither. How do moms find rest? Do I have to be literally lying down? Do I have to be alone? Do I need time away from the home/school? Some times I do.

I know the words to that beautiful, powerful hymn have a far deeper meaning in that we are resting under His wings, protected by the Father of all. But to sweetly rest brings to mind for me that He wants to care for me, like I in turn care for these children in my charge. How can I if I am not taking care of my temple and healing my body?

Sweetly resting when it becomes too much. That is a good rest.

Now I'm resting, sweetly resting
In the cleft once made for me
Jesus, blessed Rock of Ages
I will hide myself in Thee

Click here to hear the sweet voice of my friend Kristina sing it. And read her amazing story of her Mennonite family's persecution. (click above on deeper meaning)

1 comment:

Audrakrell said...

Very beautiful Susan! To effectively fulfill our calling, we must keep in good health. "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest." Mark 6:31
Love, Audra