Learning to Sit at His Feet

31 Days of Following Jesus

October 14, 2017

The King’s Picture

Rest! Ahh! Wonderful thought. King David painted a vivid picture of the rest we often long for.

“Lord, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; nor do I involve myself in great matters, or in things too difficult for me. Surely I have composed and quieted my soul; like a weaned child rests against his mother, my soul is like a weaned child within me” (Psalm 131:1-2).

To David, the quiet, resting soul was like a little child, perfectly relaxed, totally at peace. In David’s word picture the child is leaning against his mother–his proven nurturer and protector. He knows she will take care of important matters, or anything too difficult for him.

The king knew from experience that God was worthy of this utter confidence. No wonder David urged his nation to choose the rest offered: “O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forever!” (Psalm 131:3).

Jesus welcomes us to the same ahh-inspiring rest: “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest“ (Matthew 11:28). Come to Jesus as a child. Rest in complete contentment. Let Him take care of you. He loves you, and He is wise, faithful, powerful and good.

– Judith Neibling,
ICommunications Team
Cru, President’s Office

Prayer Requests:

Lord, may my trust in You reflect my security in who You are. Help me remember that I can choose rest at any time, and You will always be there.

Pray for the Christian-run Refugees’ Day Center in Greece, which hundreds of refugees visit every week to have a shower, wash and dry their clothes, and have coffee or tea and finger foods. Pray for opportunities for them to hear the gospel.

Pray for the many refugees coming to faith in Europe, that God would protect them and help them move forward in their lives and their faith.

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