From the Pastor's Desk

“…for anyone who enters God's rest, also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest….” Heb. 4:10-11.

There is a popular saying, “I’ve got that covered….”  We seek to reassure the one who is hearing it, that they need not worry or stress about some issue or task that needs to be addressed. When Christ finished the entire work of redemption on the Cross, He said, “It is finished!”  (John 19:30).  He was, in effect, saying the same thing about all that we face.  It does not mean that we don’t have a part to play. It simply means that all of that which is supernatural, He has already “covered” or set that to fall into place. 

In Jesus’ first miracle, where the water turned into wine, the servants had to take the water into the wedding feast and pour it into the drinking glasses.  That was the ‘servant’s tasks.’ God’s part was to turn it into wine.  The servants could not do His part and He would not do theirs.  It was not their job to stress, worry, analyse, fear, predict, speculate or complain, about what they were to do or what might happen. 

It was their privilege to do two things: (1) carry the water (2) believe their faith-obedience was all they had to do.  This is called “rest” in the verses above.  It is also referred to in Eph. 6:13 which says, “after you have done everything (you are supposed to do), stand.” 

Learning to live in this Sabbath discipline of living, is one of the most basic tasks of Christian living.  We naturally tend to want to do more and try to “finish” or “fix” what He has already said, “I’ve got that covered.” You know, if you are living in rest, if you have stopped stressing, fussing, fuming, and worrying, about what you ‘already committed to the Lord’ in prayer. God commands us today, “Rest!” 

He has it all covered! He is faithful to all that He has promised!