Thursday, June 19, 2008

Summer Refreshment for Weary Souls

Jesus Christ is the refreshing center of summer. He is preeminent in all things (Colossians 1:18), including vacations and picnics and softball and long walks and cookouts. He invites us in the summer: “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). This is serious summer refreshment.

Do we want it? That is the question. Christ gives himself to us in proportion to how much we want his refreshment. “You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 11:12). One of the reasons to give the Lord special attention in the summer is to say to him “We want all your refreshment. We really want it.”

(from John Piper)

(More from this article here.)

1 comment:

OhK-Booth said...

Hey sister, it has been a while. I am lovin this post. Although I have been somewhat busy, I am feeling more refreshed than I have in a while. So thanks for the post of encouragement. Hey, do you think Dustin and you will be able to help me move in the first weekend of August. It looks like alot of people will be out of town and my pops has been curious about how much help we will have. It will all work out. I am so excited about my two new roomies. And by the way, we totally have a pool, so you are welcome to come by anytime! Are you in the new place yet and how is that going?