“Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.”
We all live busy lives and tend to treasure times of rest, whether this means relaxing “down time” or times of physical sleep. Both can be refreshing and even exhilarating. This chapter in Hebrews, however, is speaking of another type of rest that should characterize the lives of Christians.
We are called to be at peace, not constantly struggling against the daily pressures of life. Just four verses after the one cited above, the Bible speaks of bringing our “infirmities” to the Lord in prayer. When we are struggling financially or battling a physical illness, God desires for us to enjoy His peace. When another person has said or done something that caused us pain, we can still be at peace with God.
Others should be able to look at us not as unconcerned, emotionless people, but as those who are able to rest confidently, knowing that God is in control. It is our prayer that we at LCA demonstrate this attitude in our relationship with our students and parents.