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  • Writer's picturePenelope Hurley

Finding Rest

Updated: Nov 11, 2023

Scripture: "This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls."

Jeremiah 6:16

Music: "Come Find Rest" David and Lauren Mwonga

Message: Finding Rest

We all need to remind ourselves to rest. To approach the endless challenges within our minds and without with a view towards balance. To seek light and joy each day, no matter how bleak our hearts or the skies. Little moments can give us strength and humor to carry on with perspective.

Relish the day, soak in the sun - or allow yourself to get soaked in the rain!

And then rest afterward and give thanks for the beautiful earth upon which we walk.

"Coming back to our small private selves in very ordinary daily life, we also incarnate the Wondrous Being. One of the most striking things that happens to us in our resurrection of the body is that tiny, trivial things seem beautiful and marvelous—which, indeed, they are, as we recognize when we take time to study them carefully. Such a humble and common thing as water is almost miraculous in its varied properties, so essential to our survival…. What artistry and orderly connections we find all about us, how astonishing the complex world is.

When we take a little time to remember to look, to marvel, we find that there are sources of joy, of esthetic delight, of quiet happiness on every hand…. "

Beatrice Bruteau, Contemplative theologian 1930-2014

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