Uh, Isn’t This a Rerun?

No it’s not!  It’s evidence that God is teaching me and I’m actually *gasp* listening!

Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in Him, for He shields him all day long.  Let the one the Lord loves rest between His shoulders.

Deuteronomy 33:12

That’s what I posted last Saturday.  This week, I realized I typo-ed one of my favorite verses.  It should read “AND the one the Lord loves rests between His shoulders.”  At least that’s what the version I’m memorizing says. 

(Howzabout we save Bible translation discussions for another day?)

If I read it as “AND”, then it is a statement – not an invitation.

NOT – “please come rest…”

NOT – “you are cordially invited to rest betweeneth his shoulders…”

BUT – “you DO rest between the Lord’s shoulders” – on his chest!

I mean, how intimate is THAT?  I love to snuggle up to Jon and lay my head down on his chest.  I feel so safe and loved, wanted, cared for. 

This verse tells me that what Jesus Christ did for me on the cross, combined with his resurrection from the dead, has created a new state of being for me.  I do have to chose to rest myself in him rather than attempting to live by my own strength.  But I am at rest, at peace with God, at ALL TIMES, in my Savior’s arms.

My place is always, at all times, resting there.  Doesn’t matter if I’m in the longest checkout line with two squirming kids, sitting at the DMV, splashing in the ocean, eating Dove chocolate, or getting a tooth drilled. 

I am loved, secure, and at rest.  Please remind me, Holy Spirit.  I get so wild and agitated just by living life.  I want to rest.

What an awesome thing!  This verse silences the constant barrage of advertisements all around which berate me, implore me, belittle me, and beg me for attention, for money.  It silences the voice of the accuser who would have me believe I must earn God’s favor.  It silences me too.

A moment of silence, please, for an awesome truth.

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