Rest…

She was a sweet and fragile beauty. Dressed in silk with her long ebony hair falling gracefully past her shoulders, she was an incredible portrait of a japanese woman. Her long lashes gracefully swept her porcelain cheeks whenever she blinked her almond-shaped eyes.

The music was captivating as she sung to an unknown audience. Her voice soared across the auditorium…

"Hide me now
Under Your wings
Cover me within Your mighty hand

When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with You above the storm
Father you are King over the flood
I will be still
Know You are God…"

The music continued to play. Yet a troubled expression suddenly clouded over the woman’s face. The cue for her to sing the next verse had long passed… Yet it was as if she had forgotten the lyrics to the next verse…

Her downcast eyes showed great sorrow, for though she tried to recall the lyrics to the song, she could not.

Sighing, she reached for the set of arrows contained by the bag tied to her waist. One by one, she began shooting arrows aimlessly into the air…

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"Find rest my soul
In Christ alone
Know His power in quietness and trust."

It’s strange that these are the very lyrics forgotten by that japanese woman. So strange that she would suddenly stop singing and begin to shoot arrows instead.

Yet dreams are like that. So strange, yet so close to reality.

I have planned this week to be a "rest and release" week. I have finished four of my exams last week and my next exams are not until next week. So far, my body has gotten more than the necessary amount of rest it needs.

Yet, like the woman in my dream, I have forgotten to "find rest in Christ". Yes, I am getting physical rest. Yet I have forgotten that the rest that I truly need is the rest that can be found in Christ alone.

I’m afraid that I may have also been shooting arrows aimlessly into the air like her. I have forgotten the lyrics, so I begin to think to myself, "What comes next…?" Because I could not find the answer, because I have remained silent and HAVE NOT ASKED, I begin to shoot arrows… into thin air… completely MISSING THE POINT.

Like the japanese woman, I LOOK SO PATHETIC when THE ANSWER IS so CLEAR. I should be spending time… resting… in Christ alone…

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