The Soul Needs Rest

The soul craves rest.

Our wills sometimes rejoice in striving;

our bodies were made to (at least sometimes) know the exhilaration of tremendous challenge;

our minds get stretched when they must focus even when tired.

But the soul craves rest.

The soul knows only borrowed strength.

The soul was made to rest in God the way a tree rests in soil.

From the chapter, “The Soul Needs Rest” in Soul Keeping, John Ortberg

In the way that a tree rests in soil, may your roots deepen into the One from whom “your soul borrows strength” and find your rest in Him.

For more on rest, go to “In Praise of the Sabbath.”

About R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

As I enter the third third of life, I am becoming aware of the role of elders today “to enlarge spiritual vision, being devoted to prayer, living in the face of death, as a living curriculum of the Christian life” (Dr. James M. Houston). I am a life long and life wide learner who seeks to: *decipher the enigma of our worth *rescue from the agony of prayerlessness *integrate spiritual friendship.
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