Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lent Day 24: Rest day

Jesus withdrew from people to refresh his spirit. I took heart from that and did very little today. Tidied kitchen. Napped. Took a bike ride. Put books back on the shelves after the big push yesterday.

What other God/god encourages people to rest, rather than work ourselves to death? And what other people are so worried about doing more and more to earn his favor and good standings with others?

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*Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments,and his paths beyond tracing out!

"Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor? Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?" For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen. Romans 11:33-36 NIV

*But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:4-7 NIV

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