We live in a soft-shelled world. In fact, we spend our time protecting ourselves from nature. This truth is pronounced today by Covid-19. Prior to this, our fragility was defined by the safety of our roofs, kitchens, and controlled heating and cooling systems.
Every moment of the day speaks to the incredulity of Jesus’s teaching concerning REST. Though we are weary and heavy-laden, we are to come, and in coming find REST. Committing my frailty into a form of trust defines REST.
We are called to a magic show in which nothing changes but our insides, which are out of sight, and without measurable evidence of change, excepting from those who say it works. The ‘transformed ones’ then declare they have REST in the midst of their frailty, anxiety, weariness, and downright hard work.
10 For the one who has entered His REST has himself also RESTed from his works, as God did from His. 11 Therefore let us be diligent to enter that REST, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience. (Hebrews 4:10-11 NASB95 emphasis mine)
Holy Spirit through the scribe of the book of Hebrews commands us to enter God’s REST. From promise to precept, we are faced with an existential dilemma. Right here in our heavy ladened and weary state, we are to enter into God’s REST.
How? Act like God and REST from your own works.