Anapauo (verb) [New Testament Greek]
1. To cause or permit one to cease from any movement or labour in order to recover and collect his strength
2. To give rest, refresh, to give one’s self rest, take rest
3. To keep quiet, of calm and patient expectation
Abah (verb) [Old Testament Hebrew]
1. To be willing
2. To consent, yield to, accept
3. To desire
Look at John 6:1-11. Familiar, huh? Have you ever noticed that Jesus made the people sit down before He would feed them? After they sat down, He gave thanks, multiplied the food, and made available to them more than they could eat.
Rest. It’s such a crazy concept. But we are called to find rest and to find it in Christ.
“Work is not always required of a man. There is such a thing as a sacred idleness, the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.” [[George MacDonald]]
Mood: Tired Listening to: Jeremy Camp, Restored Reading: Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes