Don’t forget the rest.

Matthew 11
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
The Rest In the Story

In Music, the rest is used to mark pauses in written music. It is just as important to play rests for the number of beats they are written as it is to play a note. There is a corresponding note for every rest. Rests can occur on any beat, in the middle of a measure, or at the end of a bar.

Physically, rest is necessary and vital. to cease, to stop, to pause for the purpose of recovery. To rest upon, as a house rests upon its foundation. The church rests upon the Apostles, Prophets, and even Jesus Christ. On Christ the solid rock I rest. To depend, trust and find sureness in our steps.

I rest my case. When attorneys conclude their case and leave it in the hands of the judge and jury. As believers, we can rest because our case is in he who is our attorney, judge, and jury. It’s a rigged system. If you live and believe in the principles, you can find peace knowing that mercy will prevail.

To rest, to be silent to be still, to watch and pray.

So much of our life of faith is wrapped up in action, obedience, faithful doing, walking, working, standing, fighting, resisting, going, and proclaiming.

However, as the music finds meaning in the rest, we appreciate meaning and value when we observe the rest.