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reason to rest

August 20, 2009
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David Nelson wrote in his January 8, 2009 Between the Times post, On Going Home at the End of the Day: a theology of leaving:

In fact, our theological reflection (in the sense of reflection upon God) should lead us to recognize that God himself has not chosen to accomplish everything in one day, one week, month, or year. Not only does God’s creative work occur over time, but His providential work of bringing all things to His good end occurs over millennia. Since God himself does not accomplish all his purposes in one day, it seems odd that His people might fret, forsake rest, and live disordered lives to do what God himself has chosen not to do. What God could do, He does not, and what we cannot do, we attempt to do, to our own detriment.

My work is not done, but it’s night, I hear crickets and cicaidas through the open window.  The Giver of all good offers rest and sleep as an opportunity for me to trust him and receive that gift with thanksgiving.  Goodnight!

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