Let Us Enter Into His Rest

"Peace, peace, to the far and to the near, says the LORD; and I will heal him. But the wicked are like the tossing sea; for it cannot rest, and its waters toss up mire and dirt. There is no peace, says my God, for the wicked." 1

"For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, "In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength." 2

"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." 3

Drawn Into His Rest

I kneel before the place He dwells:
My mind He clears of each tempest;
My heart He stills; my soul He swells:
My whole being enters His rest.

My soul wells up with His presence;
Our hearts commune in love and peace.
I taste a drop of His essence;
To Him, my being, I release.

Beatitude sweeps me by grace,
To touch eternal joy and peace.
Though I am fixed by time and space,
Our Love eternal will not cease.

In peaceful love we are caressed,
When we are drawn into His rest.

(c) Paul Buis, 2000

1. Isaiah 57:19-21
2. Isaiah 30:15
3. Matthew 11:28-30