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Jeremiah 46 [Read]
Jeremiah 47 [Read]
Jeremiah 48 [Read]
Hebrews 4 [Read]
White Mountains of New Hampshire in early November is not the place of choice for tourists. The leaves have already fallen, yet the snow has not arrived. This is the time for restaurants to take a break before the busy skiing season officially begins, and the resort workers are fixing things up to get ready for the upcoming hectic months. The forest looks brownish from all the leafless trees, and the normally busy streets are extraordinarily quiet. This is the time my family came in 2012 to rest.
One day, we took a bus tour of the local attractions. Although we saw some flurry in the morning, it’s still too early to have any significant accumulation. But our bus driver was a snow lover, so he took us on a mission of snow hunting. As we drove up the scenic highway, the afternoon sun began to peek out and the clouds were breaking up a bit to show the blue sky hidden behind them. Suddenly, we came to a scenic spot that had an open view of Mount Osceola. The morning snow apparently was enough in the high ground to cause visible accumulation, and the top of the mountain range was covered with season’s first white. The sun and the cloud and the blue sky, along with the snow covered mountain top, formed a shockingly beautiful scene that only God could produce. It conveyed this restful serenity that nothing else can compare. At that moment, I seemed to have understood a fraction of the Sabbath rest God established after he finished creating this enormous and beautiful universe.
There is a rest remained for us (Heb 4:1), and the center of that rest is to be with our God forever. Just as God rested after his Creation, those who follow him into eternity shall enter that Sabbath rest with him (4:10). In that eternal rest, there shall be no more work, no more tears, no more toil, and no more suffering. All we will have is the glory of God filling the New Jerusalem, and we shall be resting in that heavenly home forever and ever.
Moreover, that rest has already broken into our age through the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, and we can have a taste of it through our fellowship with him. His grace and mercy are sufficient to give us that rest and help us walk this heaven bound path (4:16), till the day we rest completely in him as he promised. Amen.
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