I will give you rest
Anxious Inquiry and a Gracious Response")
Are you ever weary . . .
of the world,
of everything below the skies?
If so, you want something to give you rest.
You look to SELF—it is but shifting sand, tossed
here and there with the restless tide, and ever
casting up mire and dirt. No holding ground; no
anchorage; no rest there.
You look to OTHERS—you see what man is, even
the very best of men in their best state—how fickle,
how unstable, how changing and changeable; how
weak even when willing to help; how more likely
to add to, than relieve your distress; if desirous
to sympathize with and comfort you in trouble and
sorrow, how short his arm to help, how unsatisfactory
his aid to relieve! You find no rest there.
You lean upon the WORLD—it is but a broken
reed which runs into your hand and pierces you.
You find no rest there.
So look where you will, there is no rest for the
sole of your foot.
But there is a rest. Our blessed Lord says, "Come to
Me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens,
and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28