In Psalm 131, the psalmist moves swiftly from the image of an intimate moment shared between mother and child to the call for a nation to put its hope in God. They say, “Come. Adopt this stance.” They welcome others into this feeling of safety and rest as they encounter Him.
We can almost hear the plea in this voice, “Israel, put your hope in God.” God is the only one who can fulfill us, comfort us, know us and hold us. We can trust Him. It is good to be in His arms, held in His embrace, protected by Him.
When we are at rest with God, we model something attractive to those who seek peace and replenishment. As we put our trust in Him, we model a relationship every soul longs for.
This week, spend some time reflecting on this prayer:
Father, thank you for teaching me about rest, and for helping me to recharge with you. I trust you. Please use my relationship with you to invite others into your presence to find rest for their souls.
Question for Reflection:
Think of a moment when you felt at rest with God.