Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of March 5, 2006
- Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of March 5, 2006
As one of the on-going ministries of Chi Rho
Press, here is a selection from our book of daily
devotions, "Living as the Beloved: One Day at a
Time," by the Rev. Dr. Sandra Bochonok.
Please read the Scripture passage and Dr. Bochonok's
meditation. We hope you will be blessed.
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"So then, there remains a sabbath rest for the people
of God; for whoever enters God's rest also ceases from
their labors as God did from God's. Let us therefore
strive to enter that rest. . . ."
Sometimes we need to slow down to hear God during
moments of rest. "If God speaks anywhere, it is into
our personal lives that [God] speaks . . . we sleep
and dream. We wake. We work. We remember and forget.
We have fun and are depressed. And into the thick of
it, or out of the thick of it, at moments of even the
most humdrum of our days, God speaks," writes Frederick
Beuchner, an expert in daily meditation. (Beuchner,
Frederick. "Listening to Your Life: Daily Meditations
with Frederick Beuchner," p. 2.)
What is God saying to us about rest? God says that we
need it. Why are we not making every effort to enter
that blessed rest? Rest is a blessing for all the
people of God.
At times in my life rest was not always humanly possible.
Too many responsibilities, activities, and commitments
in the day's schedule often lead to exhaustion. Money
cannot buy what rest brings us. Rest is our most basic
As we close our meditation, let the Spirit be in our
breathing today. Breathe with God. Breathe slowly,
breathe deeply, and breathe in quiet moments of rest
throughout the day's activities. Breathe with God one
step at a time. One moment at a time. Breathe in God's
rest while breathing out whatever is not restful in you
God, bless us with moments of sacred rest and renewal
this day. Amen.
Grace and peace,
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