God created Adam and Eve on Day 6.

On Day 7 God rested.

So the first experience Adam and Eve had with God was rest.

(Thanks Lisa for telling me about this nugget you gleaned from Wayne Barber–and telling me.)

Here’s what their first experience with God wasn’t:

  • A to-do list
  • A sermon
  • A boring choir practice
  • A quiz on the first 5 days of creation

Can you wrap your mind what that must have been like, resting with God? Wow.

And how ironic that resting with God is what we’re created for…yet it’s elusive for so many of us.

Because Jesus fulfilled the Old Covenant, and we live in the days of the New Covenant, the Sabbath isn’t the day of rest.

Jesus is our rest.

Oh, Jesus, drip this veracity into my soul like a truth I.V.

You are my rest.


2 Responses to rest

  1. Jim says:

    Great perspective on ‘rest.’ It does point to the fact that man is the center (crowning acheivement) of God’s creation. As though he made everything else for us, and when he was done, he wanted to enjoy it with us, hence the day of rest.

  2. Kristina says:

    What a great insight, Angie! I needed to hear that.

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