Pastor's Article Oct. 9, 2022

Weekly Article
After a hard day of working the farmer comes in and takes off his dirty boots, gets a cold glass of water and sits down to rest. There is a satisfaction in knowing that he has labored in the way he was supposed to. Now as the sun is setting on the day, it is time to rest. His rest is not because he is lazy, slothful, or careless it is because he has done what needed to be done, and now, he rests in knowing that the results of his labor was in the hands of God. He had sown in obedience; he has plowed in obedience and the growing was out of his hands and in the sovereign hands of almighty God. His rest was the product of faithfully doing what was expected of Him and now his work was resting and trusting God. It is the same principle that is scribed on our American currency. “In God We Trust” 
To rest you must trust God, all our work ought to be in obedience to God with the confidence that it is God that giveth the increase and is in control of the outcome. My Grandfather use to say at the end of the day, “well I am going home and will come back tomorrow if the Lord wills and if not then someone else can do it”. There was a day when he did not return to his earthly work because He died, guess what, someone else did finish the work. We work in obedience to our faith, not to be accepted but because we are accepted. We can rest in the Lord even as we work for Him.
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Rev. Wayne Marcus