January 23, 2011

Rest




There is no music during a musical rest, but the rest is part of the making of the music. In the melody of our life, the music is separated here and there by rests. During those rests, we foolishly believe we have come to the end of the song. God sends us times of forced leisure by allowing sickness, disappointed plans, and frustrated efforts. He brings a sudden pause in the choral hymn of our lives, and we lament that our voice must be silent....Yet how does a musician read the rest? He counts the break with unwavering precision and plays his next note with confidence, as if no pause were ever there. John Ruskin, Streams in the Desert

16 comments:

Mrs. Santos said...

Thank you for this, Ruth, such an encouragment.

Just Be Real said...

Thank you. Needed to read this. Blessings.

Lady Rose said...

Ruth,

What a wonderful quote to help us remember the the need for rest, and how it does play an important part in our lives.

-Lady Rose

Sally said...

Such insight. Thank you for sharing the quote. What a beautiful photo!

litlit said...

wow! You've got 2prs now, te Ruth. I am sure this blog is soaring high already...Were you able to submit this blog to the sites who will pay you to write about their products, etc? I hope you did.

Mommy2Four said...

Beautiful photo.....and so very important to remember~!

Liz said...

love this truth and am thankful for the rest God does give to us anyway He chooses.

Deborah said...

Lovely phote with beautiful truths...
I love "streams in the desert" too..beautiful devotional..

Deborah \0/
Come and visit me at http://encounterswiththeloverofmysoul.blogspot.com

Mom of M&Ms said...

Oh my goodness waht a great devotion to me this Sunday. Thank you!

Becky@ My Daily Journey said...

Beautiful!

Carrie said...

very lovely! what kind of structure is that in the water?

MarieElizabeth said...

Sometimes retreat is the best answer.

Katie said...

This is beautiful! I love that the Bible tells us that Jesus took rests - if even the Lord needs rest, then how much more do we?!

Christine said...

Hi, Ruth, forced leisure--I've had a recent time of that. It really does "force" me to focus on the Lord and His Word. Your photo is absolutely beautiful, so fitting.

Blessings,
Christine

{LyndsD} said...

Wow... wow... wow! Simply beautiful and so powerful. Thank you... I needed that tonight. God Bless.

oneinspiredhand said...

That is a gorgeous picture and a great quote to go with it!