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May 9

You Can Rest Now

Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

Untitled-TrueColor-355Last year I read Grace by Max Lucado in which I found some profoundly good news.

Jesus does not say, “Come to me, all you who are perfect and sinless.” Just the opposite. “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28 NASB).

There is no fine print.

A second shoe is not going to drop.

God’s promise has no hidden language. Let grace happen, for heaven’s sake. No more performing for God, no more clamoring after God. Of all the things you must earn in life, God’s unending affection is not one of them. You have it. Stretch yourself out in the hammock of grace.

“You can rest now,” is mysilentscream I’m trying not to drown out with other noise.

 

Disclosure – That’s me in a hammock on Goff’s Caye in Belize. I could have chosen to lay in that shaded hammock and relaxed for an hour since we were relaxing that afternoon between missions sites, but because I didn’t know “how” to rest I stayed in that comfy hammock about five minutes. #missed_opportunity!

From Grace by Max Lucado

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