WHEN TO REST

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HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

“Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?” (Song of Solomon 1:7).

Beloved, do you not long for God’s quiet, the inner chambers, the shadow of the Almighty, the secret of His presence? Your life has been, perhaps, all driving and doing, or perhaps straining, struggling, longing and not obtaining. Oh, for rest! to lie down upon His bosom and know that you have all in Him,

  • that every question is answered,
  • every doubt settled,
  • every interest safe,
  • every prayer answered,
  • every desire satisfied.

Lift up the cry, “Tell me, O Thou whom my soul loveth, where Thou feedest, where Thou makest Thy flock to rest at noon”!

Blessed be His name! He has this for us, His exclusive love–a love which each individual somehow feels is all for himself, in which he can lie alone upon His breast and have a place which none other can dispute; and yet His heart is so great that He can hold a thousand million just as near, and each heart seem to possess Him just as exclusively for his own, even as the thousand little pools of water upon the beach can reflect the sun, and each little pool seems to have the whole sun embosomed in its beautiful depths. And Christ can teach us this secret of His inmost love.

O, that men today will praise the Lord for all His goodness. He bade us come to Him and find rest in Him. All you that are burdened and heavy-laden longing for a place to rest. His arms are open and never short to save. So high and low that He embraces the whole universe, just come, That is the pleading voice today, just come, do not delay and find rest between the breast of our Lord and Saviour.

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