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