Daily Delight

Sunday, December 18, 2016

I always wondered as a child, “How could God rest?” In Genesis, in the beginning, when He created everything and rested on the seventh day, why did an Almighty God need to rest? “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.” I’ve heard the possibilities: maybe it was to give us an example, or it simply means that He stopped to enjoy His creation. But recently I was reading my favorite verse over again, and the Holy Spirit made a connection for me.

The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. -Zephaniah 3:17 (KJV). 

When God rests, He is resting in his love for us! 

Imagine Him creating everything, and then taking an entire day to look at it all and rest in His love for us. Isn’t that amazing?! It makes sense now that the God who is Love itself can give us rest, as He tells Moses in Exodus and as Jesus says in Matthew. 

And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. -Exodus 33:14 (KJV)

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you 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. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. -Matthew 11:28-30

Will you take your day of rest farther than mere relaxation? Will you rest as He did, in His love for you, and in Your love for Him? 

About the Author

Liz Rigby≫ ≫
 Liz clutches at whatever writing time she can get when she's not cleaning, laundering, cooking, homeschooling, and otherwise taking care of the love of her life and their three boys. To offset the busy stress of life, Liz loves nothing better than either writing, painting, creating music, or spending time with friends. Having graduated from Bible college and passed through the baby-making phase, Liz is eager for the next step and ministry that God has for her, and is excited to have a part in the Daughter of Delight team, where she hopes her words will point others to His exquisite glory.

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