Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wonderstruck – Week Three – The Wonder of Rest

This week, we’re memorizing…Matthew 11:28-30

I was wonderstruck this week by…the fact that our lesson on rest this week corresponded PERFECTLY with our upcoming Sunday School lesson on rest!  Is the Lord trying to tell me something?  Maybe the “rest” lesson is for the lady in our group who is having surgery tomorrow?  I think we all need to realize the importance of rest.  We also need to come to terms with the fact that rest doesn’t necessarily mean inactivity.  The Bible says God’s peace is like a river.  Well, I’ve seen some mighty fast flowing rivers in my day.  Sure, there are calm pools along the way, but there are raging rapids, too.

How have you noticed God’s nearness recently?  With all of scheduling additions recently, I’m struggling with whether I’m in God’s will or my own.  I feel His peace even though I’m incredibly uncomfortable.  I loved the exercise in the homework this week where we were supposed to compile a list of activities in the Bible that could not have taken place if not for the six days of creation.  For example, if God hadn’t created dry land and water, neither Jesus nor Peter could have walked on water and Jesus couldn’t have calmed the storm.  What other activities can you find?

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