A Resting Place {Thankful Thursdays Linkup #66}

It was the field trip every student looked forward to when they got to 5th grade. It was known as the 5th grade field trip throughout the school and it was talked about by everyone. A day of hiking, picnicking, and swimming at the old grist mill was all the buzz for my class. As a first time hiker, I didn’t realize how special a resting place the halfway point up that massive mountain of granite would be. It was a place for weary legs to rest and water to quench the hot thirst from the heat.

Frog's Lilypad Thankful Thursdays: A Resting Place -We have a Resting Place we can go to for a refreshing rest. No matter where we are at in our life, we can go to Jesus and rest. l frogslilypad.net

The mountain beckoned all who drove through the gates to hike to the top. The hike starts at a nice easy incline, but quickly turns into a steep trek. Thankfully most of the pathway is shaded by large pine trees. The shade from those trees gives a little reprieve from the sun’s heat in the warmer months of a southern spring. Hot and sweaty, I was thankful when I saw the pavilion and water fountains. After drinking what seemed like a gallon of water and resting, the hike continued up past the tree line. The view from the top was amazing even with the Atlanta haze in the background.

A Resting Place

A Resting Place is surely an appropriate name for Jesus. In His arms, we can just rest – rest in our time of weariness. We can confidently sit down, knowing when we stand back up we will continue on in our walk of life. When we are thirsty, Jesus, the Good Shepherd leads us to drink at the still water. (Psalm 23:2) He shelters us from the heat that pierces our hearts as Satan works to overcome us. (Isaiah 25:4) Jesus invites us to come to Him when things are too heavy to carry. He wants to lighten the load, He promises to give rest.

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

When we are weary and don’t see a light at the end of the tunnel, listen for His voice, answer the call, and abide in Him. Jesus wants to be our Resting Place.
My faith has found a resting place,
Not in device nor creed;
I trust the Ever-living One,
His wounds for me shall plead.

My Faith Has Found A Resting Place - Eliza Edmunds Hewitt


  1. Oh, those words from Jeremiah.
    I will carry those forward for the times when I'm flitting about . . . a reminder that I have forgotten my Resting Place (I trust the ever living one . . .).

  2. Our field trip of elementary school was going to the Space & Rocket Museum. I guess everybody has theirs. ha. Resting places are SO critical, regardless of our age or location. I still like my resting places sprinkled throughout my day and from Jesus throughout my life. Thanks for sharing this, Lori.

  3. Lori, Jesus is my resting place. He's given me rest so many times when my heart was troubled. I have to remember to go there, or I become frazzled. Blessings, my friend.

  4. It is good to have a resting place, my place is in the early morning when everything is quiet I can pray and read my Bible and just sit at Jesus feet for a while. Have a happy and Blessed weekend.

  5. I had an oh my! moment when I read those words myself. I need to remember who my resting place is and lean on Him.

  6. I'm hoping when we get back to the south we will be able to visit Huntsville. My Jamie loves anything space related and has asked to visit there and Kennedy Space Center. I'm thankful for a resting place also, I can go there anytime I need.

  7. Life would be so much easier if we would only remember to go our resting place.

  8. It is good to have that place of rest. Thanks, Momma.


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