Published on Mar 07, 2023
This week's message explores the theme of rest and resistance. We delve into the Bible to uncover the meaning of John 7:37-38, where Jesus invites those who are thirsty to come to him and drink, promising rivers of living water to flow from within them. We reflect on the nature of craving and aversion, and the cycle of suffering we experience when we are never satisfied. Drawing on Ecclesiastes 1:8, we recognize the human tendency to never be content with what we have and to always want more. The Rolling Stones' famous song "I can't get no satisfaction" aptly sums up this insatiable human condition. We then turn to the concept of Sabbath, a day of rest and holy observance. We reflect on the idea that rest is an act of rhythm and resistance, especially in a world where we work more than ever before, have more than ever before, and yet are unhappier than ever before. Join us as we explore the beauty and significance of rest in resisting the demands of the world and turning to God for the fulfillment of our deepest longings.