2003-05-05 - There is a Rest in Heaven
Isaiah 11:10 Then it will come about in that day that the nations will resort to the root of Jesse, who will stand as a signal for the peoples; and His resting place will be glorious.
We are, in general, a society of instant gratification. There are several areas of life where instant gratification is not the norm. One of those areas, it seems to me, is in the understanding and reading of poetry. I know when I send out poems from the past that they, in general, don't get a great response. However, this will not stop me from trying. There is a lot to be learned in these verses. This poem was published in 1840, in Scotland. It will take some time to glean from it, but I believe it will be worth your effort. If I didn't, I would not be putting it out there and trusting the Lord that it will be to your advantage. So here it is and I pray that it will be an encouragement to you and your life...I do not know the author:
THERE IS A REST IN HEAVEN
"In heaven there's a rest" that thought hath a power
How sweet to the weary, "In heaven there's rest;"
"In heaven there's a rest," earths happiest hour
"In heaven there is rest," oh ! How deep that repose !
Those sounds breath sweet music, "In heaven there's rest,"
Soli Deo Gloria,