As a way to continue the conversations in The Biola Hour, we've invited Becky Mitchell to blog her thoughts after each episode. This is a response to Episode 40 on remembrance, reconciliation, and acklowledgement. Feel free to interact with Becky's thoughts in the comments below
The world paces with its mantra, “Work.” The Lord waits with his truth, “Come as weary as you are.” How can we as Christians use this truth in being a disruptive witness?
We sat at the red light, my eyes darting back and forth to check for cars as my brain ran back and forth between the thought of being late to listening to my roommate. She spoke of not needing to stress because of how God takes care of the details. I told her I still stress. And she shared of the ways God uses her lateness to talk to certain people, people she would not have seen if she were on time. At the next red light she had a convenient walk home and I was late to my class. But, I knew God stayed in control.
You see, I must hear these words again and again and again. Through the songs that speak of God’s comforting embrace, “Come out of hiding you’re safe here with me.” To sit with hillsides of green before me with my work waiting behind. And to still come when the sweet melodies have gone silent. He has the same invitation for you, my friend.
The wonder is we are given work. And we are given rest. So, will you rest knowing that the world will not fall apart, as Alan Noble said?
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.”