My Lent Words 18: A Place of Rest

The same word manoah, and another closely related word can mean both ‘rest’ or ‘home’. The two ideas are often closely related as in:

‘May the Lord grant that each of you will find rest in the home of another husband.’ (Ruth 1:9] ‘This is what the Lord says: ‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place be?’’ (Isaiah 66:1)

God wants to be ‘at home’ with us and, since the intimacy Jesus won back for us, we can be ‘at home’ with him.

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