Monday, March 30, 2009

Quiet Resting Places

Ducks Enjoy a Quiet Resting Place Amongst the Rice Paddies in West Bali, Indonesia by Adams Gregory
Ducks Enjoy a Quiet Resting Place Amongst the Rice Paddies in West Bali, Indonesia



Isaiah 32:18
My people shall dwell in quiet resting places.


Peace and rest belong not to the unregenerate, they are the peculiar possession of the Lord's people, and of them only. The God of Peace gives perfect peace to those whose hearts are stayed upon Him. When man was unfallen, his God gave him the flowery bowers of Eden as his quiet resting places; alas! how soon sin blighted the fair abode of innocence. In the day of universal wrath when the flood swept away a guilty race, the chosen family were quietly secured in the resting-place of the ark, which floated them from the old condemned world into the new earth of the rainbow and the covenant, herein typifying Jesus, the ark of our salvation. Israel rested safely beneath the blood-besprinkled habitations of Egypt when the destroying angel smote the first-born; and in the wilderness the shadow of the pillar of cloud, and the flowing rock, gave the weary pilgrims sweet repose. At this hour we rest in the promises of our faithful God, knowing that His words are full of truth and power; we rest in the doctrines of His word, which are consolation itself; we rest in the covenant of His grace, which is a haven of delight. More highly favoured are we than David in Adullam, or Jonah beneath his gourd, for none can invade or destroy our shelter. The person of Jesus is the quiet resting-place of His people, and when we draw near to Him in the breaking of the bread, in the hearing of the word, the searching of the Scriptures, prayer, or praise, we find any form of approach to Him to be the return of peace to our spirits.
"I hear the words of love, I gaze upon the blood,
I see the mighty sacrifice, and I have peace with God.
'Tis everlasting peace, sure as Jehovah's name,
'Tis stable as His steadfast throne, for evermore the same:
The clouds may go and come, and storms may sweep my sky,
This blood-sealed friendship changes not, the cross is ever nigh."

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

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7 comments:

A Note From Theresa said...

Hello Theresa here from A Note From Theresa. Just dropping by to say I'm back on the web and two pictures of our new house is posted.

Have a blessed day!

P.S I just LOVE that picture ;)

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I love Spurgeon and I especially love this piece. It is wonderful! Hope your day has been most peaceful and you are feeling really well. connie

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is very nice.

I really like your blog banner, etc, did you design it yourself?

Thanks for joining in with the tea bag!

Katherine

Beverly said...

I knew this was Spurgeon as soon as I started reading. It is always encouraging to read a quote from him. Your blog is looking so lovely!

Maxine said...

Oh how peaceful and lovely. The picture and our Lord. Blessings to you, dear friend.

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis,
I went to listen to your songs, they are beautiful and I love the way you play the piano. I think it's such a great idea to post your music so we can all enjoy it. When my computer crashed, I had to get a temporary notebook laptop it doesn't have a place to insert my cd's so I'm waiting to get a Pc desktop so I can start using our music. Thanks for telling me about your songs.

Hugz Lorie

Clare said...

I have a little red book called cheque book of faith by Charles Spurgeon. Its a wonderful daily read.
Its a wonderful thing to experience peace In The Lord,it is something that words cannot truly explain.