THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
The pastor had risen at 4am that morning in response to a phone call.
Then he had spent most of the day in the office.
Lunch with a church member; and afternoon committee meeting; and,
dinner with another church member.
Finally, that evening, he prayed silently as he showered.
Then, he lay down for rest.
Just as he dozed off, the phone rang!
A member was being taken to the hospital with a heart attack.
8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
The servant of the Lord is very active in the ministry.
He has a will for the work, but sometimes lacks in energy.
Often his prayer may be, "Lord, I'm not wearied of the work, but I'm wearied in it."
Here, on this earth, continually "the fields are white unto the harvest" (John 4:35).
Spiritually, there is more than enough work than we can physically muster strength.
And, though we receive spiritual "rest unto your souls" (Matt. 11:29), it is only physically partial.
How different it will be when we have entered into our Lord's eternal rest!
There this "mortal shall have put on immortality!" (1Cor. 15:54)
My eye shall feast upon the Savior!
My physical ability shall not be weakened!
My hands and legs shall not weaken from age!
For death shall be "swallowed up in victory!" (1Cor. 15:54)
Until that time, may our prayer be: "O Lord, let us 'not be weary in well doing'!" (2Thessalonians 3:13)
And, may we pray that our Lord will continually "send forth labourers into his harvest!" (Matt 9:38)