This is a hard blog to write. It's hard because I feel myself immediately pulled in two different directions: discuss worship itself- like how we're all innately wired to worship, and how we so frequently direct our worship to creation rather than the Creator- or instead just share some of my personal, sometimes painful, journey with worship. Today I'll choose the latter.
The rest that Christ gives us is the rest of the Gospel. His perfect life, undeserved death, and glorious resurrection secure for us an eternal rest that we could never achieve. Christ freely gives us rest from sin, death, and hell, which was impossible through the law, while rest through a neglect of the law proved unfruitful as well.
Next week my family will be celebrating “Gotcha Day” for the 7th time. It is the anniversary of when my family adopted a beautiful little girl from China. As I write this she is bopping around in the backyard, giggling in a colorful sundress, with her hair in pigtails.