“Come ye yourselves apart and rest a while.” Mark 6:31 Print E-mail

There is no music is a rest, but there is the making of music in it.  In our whole life-melody the music is broken off here and there by “rests.”  God sends a time of forced leisure,  sickness, disappointed plans, frustrated efforts, and makes a sudden pause in the choral hymn of our lives, and we lament that out voices must be silent and our part missing in the music which ever goes up to the ear of the Creator.  How does the musician read the rest?  See him beat the time with unvarying count and catch up the next note true and steady, as if no breaking place had come in between.  Not without design does God write the music of our lives.  Be it ours to learn the time and not to be dismayed at the “rests.”  If we look up, God Himself will beat the time for us.  If we keep our eye on Him we shall strike the next note true and clear.  If we say sadly to ourselves, “There is no music in a rest,” let us not forget “there is the making of music in it.”  The making of music is often a slow and painful process in this life.  How patiently God works to teach us!  How ling He waits for us to learn the lesson!  – JOHN RUSKIN


Helena Garrat