Our Word Picture for Today: “R-E-S-T-R-A-I-N-T”
Let’s get this right from the start.
Too often Life just “A-I-N-T” what you had wanted or expected.
Instead of the “R-E-S-T” of peace and quiet, you get the stress and
“S-T-R-A-I-N” But “R-E-S-T-R-A-I-N-T” is Good for protection and safety, i.e. like a car seat belt, boots and snow tires for winter weather….. even an umbrella for the sudden cloudburst to keep you from getting drenched running to your car from where you were caught in a deluge of “R-A-I-N”……. But “R-A-I-N” is Good if watering of crops does not cause flooding and restraints & controls as storm sewers, ponds creeks, rivers & lakes to take the water away in a planned controlled way. ….. even an umbrella for the sudden cloudburst helps you from getting drenched running to your car from where you seemed to have been caught. But there is the gentle “R-A-I-N” that is great for a walk listening to “Singin’ I-N the R-A-I-N”.
We really need to “R-E-S-T” with Him and find His favor
“I-N” which we experience as His overflowing Grace.
Then there’s the spiritual Restraint in which the Lord will
T-R-A-I-N us to avoid the dangers of temptation & foolishness.
It “A-I-N-T” so bad becoming more Christ-like “I-N”praise to His Name. Jesus Help Us. Amen