Words from the Heart for Sunday November 6th, 2016
This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.
Jeremiah 6:16 (NIV)
Finding Rest for Our Souls
There are choices we all must make and crossroads that require decisions. Consider the choices you have to make and look at the consequences. Will your choices lead to life and joy and rest in the Lord? Choose that path!
The Rest of Canada Party was a Canadian Political Party that intended to run candidates in all provinces outside of Ontario and Quebec, which the party believed were unfairly running the country. The party planned to form a coalition government with the Bloc Quebecois if ever elected. Founded by Ace Cetinski, a Chartered Accountant from Sherwood Park, Alberta, the party’s website indicated its intent to advertise for candidates for federal by-elections to be held in September 2000, but there is no evidence that candidates were found. The party believed that Ottawa, not Quebec or the Rest of Canada, was the corrupter of the Canadian soul and wanted to limit Ottawa’s power to foreign affairs, currency and debt, the military, a national Bill of Rights, Freedoms and Responsibilities and First Nations affairs.
The world is longing for peace. Whether the world is in greater conflict today than it has ever been, or it just seems that way since news is now available 24 hours a day, there is no doubt that the world has been plagued by strife since sin entered into the human condition. In fact, this is the root of the problem – sin. When God created the world, He looked and saw that it was very good. The mark of the Garden of Eden was peace, as God walked daily with Adam and Eve. It wasn’t long after sin became a reality that Cain killed his brother Abel and the world has been at war ever since. There will never be peace among nations until there is peace in the human heart. And this is what Jesus came to bring. God has always wanted to provide peace to the hearts of men and women. He says this to the prophet in Jeremiah 6:16: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.” The ancient way is God’s way, God’s plan for the redemption of the world He loves so very much. The idea for the salvation of men and women was birthed in the heart of God even before He created the world. He still longs for you to experience His rest and peace through faith in Jesus Christ. Have you?
These have been words from the heart.