So We Wait For The Lord#
a faint dream for many, a treasured commodity in a fallen world, a thing so needed yet so easily interrupted.
The first garden was a place of rest— no violence in creation, no weed or thorn, no cleft between God and man, no reason to hide, no cause for fear, no need unmet, no grief to face.
Bright sun, pure love, unfettered peace, unstained beauty, man and God, worship and love.
But, a voice interrupted the rest:
- strategies of death,
- words of deceit,
- actions of rebellion,
- fingers of blame,
- expulsion from the garden,
- judgment and death,
- rest first interrupted and then finally shattered.
So we wait for the Lord. His grace strengthens, His presence comforts, His promises assure, His power activates, and His rule guarantees that someday; real rest, pure rest, eternal rest, and perfect rest will reign once more.
No violence in creation, no weed or thorn, no breach between God and man, no reason to hide, no cause for fear, no need unmet, no grief to face between God and man. Yes rest. True rest will live again and last forever.
So we wait for the Lord to restore us to that place.
Bright Son, pure love, unfettered peace, unstained beauty, God and man, together forever.
Until that day, with hearts that are strong, hope undimmed, joy that embraces the future, we wait for the Lord. ~ #Paul Tripp (with light SoulSupply edits)
Therefore since the promise of entering His rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it... let us therefore to make every effort to enter that rest... (Hebrews 4:1 & 11a)
Today's Soul Snippet:
'We do the works, but God works in us the doing of the works.' ~ Augustine
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