Context: Yesterday I was able to pray, to receive inspiration and to write again, after a week when this has been almost impossible. You can probably picture my joy, relief and thankfulness. This is what I was given:
As Jesus walked by, John looked at him and declared,
“Look! There is the Lamb of God!” (John 1:36; NIV).
1. High above: your flawless sky;
Far below: your hidden depth.
2. Here, on earth: your spotless life;
Deep within: your sacred breath.
3. All around: your perfect love;
Soon, beyond: your humble death.
4. Close beside: your joyful voice –
Then, just ahead: your blissful rest.
Truly my soul finds rest in God (Psalm 62:1; NIV).
1.The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world. God has made a home in the heavens for the sun (Psalm 19:1-4; NIV).
I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness – secret riches. I will do this so you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, the one who calls you by name (Isaiah 45:3; NLT).
2.God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God (1 Peter 1:18-19; NLT).
The LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7; KJV).
3.He loves us with unfailing love (Psalm 117:2; NLT).
“Abba, Father,” he cried out, “everything is possible for you. Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine” (Mark 14:36; NLT).
He humbled himself by becoming obedient to death – even death on a cross (Philippians 2:8; NIV).
4.Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me (Psalm 23:4; NLT).
Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:28-9; NLT).
God’s rest is there for people to enter (Hebrews 4:6; NLT).