Day 30: Sabbath Rest

From Henri Nouwen:

“The literal translation of the words ‘pray always’ is ‘come to rest.’

 

The Greek word for rest is hesychia, and hesychasm is the term which refers to the spirituality of the desert. A hesychast is a man or a woman who seeks solitude and silence as the ways to unceasing prayer. The prayer of the hesychasts is a prayer of rest. This rest, however, has little to do with the absense of conflict or pain. It is a rest in God in the midst of a very intense daily struggle.”

The Way of the Heart

because I need some true rest and ahhh, I know that I can find it best in His arms.

 

May your Sabbath be full of the peace that comes from laying your head against His chest and listening.

And a gentle whisper comes to my spirit…  How can we lead others to His love when we so rarely find it ourselves?

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