I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.”
I was invited by the river
to go slow, meander
take my time, float along
do whatever I want.
The river calls to me
and I linger at its bank
ready to accept, give in
to its quiet, solemn rest.
I wondered in my wanderings
what the catch might be
the only thing the river asked
don’t be stagnant in my dreams.
©19 January 2022
The one thing about rivers is, they don’t stand still.
Rivers travel. They bubble and gurgle, always flowing somewhere. But they don’t get stagnant.
There are times when we feel we need to stop. Take a breather, take a rest, curl up in the darkness or go someplace quiet, and be alone. This is okay. Even Jesus went off to be by himself.
But while we’re there, let’s not stop growing. Don’t stop dreaming. And definitely do not stop praying.
Galatians 6:9 encourages us to not give up. Rivers don’t give up. They don’t quit. No matter how many rocks and hills and logs might be in their way, rivers always find a way around their obstacles. And so must we with God’s help.
So, maybe today we sit back and rest. We enjoy God’s creation and let him satisfy our soul. Then tomorrow, we pick ourselves up and find a new way to keep going.
From My Heart to Yours,
Love this: “But while we’re there, let’s not stop growing. Don’t stop dreaming. And definitely do not stop praying.” Amen and amen!!
I was watching a documentary last night about the Nile River and they documented it all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. It was fascinating how it could flow quietly along then suddenly be rapids, a scary waterfall, and continue on until it reached its final destination. I’m thinking there’s some good theology in there somewhere. But my point is, it never stopped, even when it grew into a great wide sea. Pretty cool, huh? 🙂
What a wonderful post! I love the poem! Very encouraging!
Thank you Edwina! 🙂
River of rest. I need to slow down long enough to grow.
Thank you, Marcie, for touching my heart.
Awww Mary, I will pray God shows you how to slow down and let Him help you not only rest, but to grow in His grace. 🙂