CONFESSION #26: I often forget that at the end of a Tough Mudder life, there's the promise of an eternal rest.
This weekend I went away to a conference, and during one of the talks, life was compared to a Tough Mudder. If you don't know what a Tough Mudder is, go here. It's pretty much a hardcore obstacle course. Life feels like a Tough Mudder at times, a succession of obstacles or difficult seasons, but in order to endure these obstacles, there needs to be times of rest.
(Side note: you also have to prepare physically and mentally for a Tough Mudder, which could be a discussion for a future post.)
As I thought through the metaphor of life being a Tough Mudder, I felt mentally exhausted. Races are exhausting, but what pushes a person through the race is the feeling when you've reached the end.
For those that put their faith in Jesus, there is the promise of entering God's eternal rest at the end of life. This idea is mentioned in Hebrews 4.
There remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God's rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.
In the context of this passage, God promised his people a Sabbath rest, an eternal rest. When they disobeyed him though, they were no longer allowed to enter this rest. When we put our faith in Christ and obey him, we are allowed to enter that rest. It's a promise at the end of a faithful life.
I'm meditating on Hebrews 4 today, and the promise of an eternal rest after enduring the race of life. Will you meditate on this with me?
This post is part of a 31 day series called Confessions of a Creative Christian.
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