In Matthew 11:28 and following we hear Jesus calling us to rest, to join him by taking on his easy yoke, to walk with him. There is something about those words. I imagine myself in the crowd that day and see a ordinary man, without any religious credentials or anything about him that would give him any status, standing up and proclaiming rest, peace or as the Old Testament puts it "shalom." He was offering something other than normal life. Something wildly different from the religious demands of the temple system. He was offering relationship with The Beautiful.
And he is inviting us to join him in this beautiful restful dance with THE Beautiful. It's both safe and wild. It's restful and moving. It's like dancing with fire, but all the while it energizes without igniting.
The call to rest in Christ is an invitation to dance with The Beautiful. It reveals the mysterious nature of God that we cannot fully define with all of our logic because dancing, like love cannot be fully explained. It cannot be completely defined. It's just beautiful. And as we dance, we find ourselves at rest while at the same time moving to the ways of Jesus.
How are you dancing with God today?