There are times in life when God calls us to a period of rest. Not rest, like lay down and take a nap but real rest that results in a quieting of our spirit. This quieting, which brings true peace, takes time. Let’s look at Noah * – his name in Hebrew actually means ‘rest’. After spending 100 years being ridiculed for building a boat nobody wanted to board (not much of an evangelist was our Noah) I think the guy deserved a rest! Once finished with the boat he must have been ready to kick back, put his feet up and cruise.
I can imagine his thoughts, “A flood? No problem – my ark is epic!”