Where is your place of rest?
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Unlike Portland’s Japanese Gardens, which are located on a large piece of property, the Chinese Gardens are on a small tract of land in the heart of the city. This location creates a unique relationship between the gardens and the city of Portland.
Because of their location, the Chinese Gardens create a feeling of escape in the midst of the craziness of life.
Where do you find escape in the midst of your daily struggles?
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.”
Psalm 91:1 English Standard Version
It’s not easy living as Easter people. The message of the resurrection seems ridiculous to people who don’t know Christ, and we’re drained of energy living in the afterglow of Easter. We need to find shelter from the difficulties we encounter.
The resurrected Christ calls us to find rest under the shadow of his wings. He might not remove the difficulties and struggles we face, but in the midst of these struggles and difficulties he calls us to find rest in him.
When it comes to rest, it’s all about location, location, location.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner