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Most Fridays, I join Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt. Five minutes. No editing. Lots of women. All of us writing on that same word.

Today the word prompt is … Find.

In reading the word prompt, I immediately remember the verse I had shared with a friend just the day before  …

“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)

To find rest – the elusive find.

Find, as defined by is “to locate, attain, or obtain by search or effort; to locate or recover.”

I wrote to my friend, “Sometimes we think we know where to find rest and so miss the rest He has for us.” It’s true, you know. How ironic that we must search for rest!

Yet this verse tells me in order to locate and obtain rest, I must return to the crossroads, the fork in the road – the very place where a decision was made. It is the very spot that I will find the rest for which I am longing.

Path with Crossroads in Beech Forest with Bluebells in Spring, Hallerbos, Halle, Flemish Brabant, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium

The crossroad is the place where I decide to follow God’s ways. More so, I make a commitment to Him and in so doing, find what I am looking for.

Hidden in this verse, I find {{no pun intended}} four verbs which instruct me how to find rest > “stand” – “look” – “ask” – “walk”.

Funny, Jesus spoke these words as well – “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and you will learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
(Matthew 11:29, NIV)

Caucasian woman laying in hammock under palm tree on tropical beach

Jesus’ very words.
“Come to Me”

Picture Credits in order of appearance … 1 and 2 .

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