Sunday, May 15, 2011

true rest...

This today's daily devotional from the AUA's 1873 volume, Day Unto Day. Have a blessed Sabbath everyone.

"Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. —Matt, xi. 28.

Though rest be lost by over-anxiety, it is not found in idleness or lack of purpose: it comes most surely where life is most wisely spent; where we do most faithfully the duty God calls us to, and yet stop to appreciate and to possess the many healthful enjoyments God has provided for us by the way. — S. B.

Rest is not quitting
The busy career:
Rest is the fitting
Of self to one's sphere.

"Tis loving and serving
The highest and best:
'Tis onward, unswerving;
And this is true rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me: for I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls Matt. xi. 29."

1 comment:

David G. Markham said...

It also might be called "mindfulness" which brings about a state of "flow" where time stands still and one becomes enthralled in whatever one is doing.