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Rest for the Weary

September 13, 2012

There shall be no weariness in heaven; there shall be no earthly labors to distract our attention. Here, in this present world, the cares of the world are continually breaking in, and these poor frail bodies of ours do often bind us down to the earth by their weakness, even when the spirit is willing. We may be on the mount for a short season sometimes—but our powers are soon exhausted. But there we shall have no wandering thoughts, no distractions, no bodily wants, we shall never faint!

How little indeed do we worship God in spirit and in truth; at our very best moments, how cold and dull we feel towards our blessed Redeemer, how willing to allow any excuse for shortening our prayers and diminishing our communion with our Father who is in heaven. But those who stand before the throne of God shall feel no fatigue, they will require no rest, they will count it their highest privilege to be continually singing the song of Moses and the Lamb, and saying, “Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto Him who sits on the throne, and unto the Lamb forever and ever!”

J.C. Ryle, The Blood of the Lamb

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