Friday, March 19, 2021

The rest...

 


It's been a long week, a productive week, indeed a satisfying week. 

As Friday evening approaches I've put everything away, just leaving out the dinner we shall share when my husband arrives home; the candles and burning oils flickering in the shadows of the late overcast afternoon, a sign of slowing my body and preparing my heart for rest, rest in Him.


The fragrance of eucalyptus and lemon myrtle oils burning through our home is sweet and fresh, welcoming to the senses, relaxing to the mind. One of my Bibles, now open and displayed permanently on the kitchen counter, draws my attention throughout the day; a verse here, a passage there...always speaking life, encouraging, correcting, imparting God's truth in many ways between the washing and the chopping and the simmering.


Walking through each room my thoughts often drawn to the hand stitched Scriptures nestled thereabouts; more truth to ponder, more love to grasp.


He seeks us in all the hidden places of home, whispering Truth in our ears, assuring us again and again of His love which can overflow the empty heart, strengthen the weary arms, and promises rest to the tired body.


May His Sabbath rest this weekend draw you closer to the Father, restoring and refreshing you in every way, filling your life with a gentle peace and allowing you to breathe slowly, long and deep, without any need to rush. 

Be blessed...


18 comments:

  1. This is so refreshing.... thank you ❤️

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  2. I am glad that your week has been satisfactory. In your post there is a lot of peace and serenity. Thanks for sharing. God bless you.

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  3. Such peace.....love you dear girl.

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  4. Hi Jenny,
    A beautiful way to wind down the week and begin the weekend.
    hugs,
    Joanne

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  5. Oh I love having your Bible out & open this way. I'm going to look for a book stand & copy this!

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing this Jenny. It is lovely, and so peaceful. May the Lord bless you and keep you.

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  7. Just beautiful. Thanks Jenny. I just want to sit and stitch His Word.
    Blessings Gail.

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  8. A beautiful Post dear Jenny ... Thank You. xx

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  9. Lovely post and lots of blessings to you!!!

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  10. Inspring! I had to get up in the middle of reading this to light a fragrant candle. 😁 And it will inspire more beauty in my home and restfulness after, even during, the work.

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  11. Enjoy your calm and restfulness. xx

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  12. Thank You dear lady. After a hectic career of 44 years in medicine retirement was to be a respite. I needed 2 years to calm down, to find a rhythm to my life that I could share with my loved ones. My faith has sustained me though so many difficult issues since that time and I live that faith as best I can. Best wishes to you.

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  13. Dear Jenny, thank you so much for sharing peaceful thoughts...it's like I've been chatting with a friend. God bless and keep you! Joy

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  14. Enjoy those calm and restful moments. You deserve them.

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