Thursday, July 7, 2011
"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."
It definitely caught my eye because of the "rhythms of grace." But then I was drawn to the word "unforced". Unforced rhythms of grace. What a beautiful and perfect way to define relationship with Jesus.
Not demanded and
Not taken against someone's will
Engaged in with delight
I think a lot of people see God as a tyrant, as someone who dictates and demands His own way. But this verse speaks of such a different reality - an invitation of rest, a relationship that produces life, walking together, learning from the Master, keeping company with Him, flowing in grace, feeling the rhythm of God's heart.
This is beautiful and special to me.