Thursday, January 31, 2002

Alma 38:15

"And may the Lord bless your soul, and receive you at the last day into his kingdom, to sit down in peace.  Now go my son, and teach the word unto this people.  Be sober.  My son, farewell."
Alma 38:15

I think that sitting down in peace sounds like a really remarkable reward.  I don't think that we often experience that kind of perfect peace that God offers.  This world is too hectic and stressful for that.  Whenever we sit down we think that we should be doing something else... peace is rarely the point of the exercise. :)  And, you know... it isn't all bad.  We do have to do some work, and some studying, in order to pass the test of this life.  But peace is important... inner and outer... and within relationships, communities, and family groups.  I think that is one of the reasons that God gave us the Sabbath... it is supposed to be our full day of peace in the midst of chaos.  It doesn't always turn out that way, but I think that one of the reasons it is there.  Other than the sabbath, God also gives us peace at times, calm in the middle of the storm... a change to rally and regroup in order to rejoin the battle that life can be sometimes.  Anyway, today... let's take some time for peace.  It isn't wasted time; it is the taste we all need of heaven in the middle of our day on earth.

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