Have you ever heard the song by Daphne Rademaker, Resting Place? It’s a beautiful song, here are the lyrics…
It is based on Isaiah 66:1, “This is what the LORD says: ‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place be?'”
I first heard this song when I was a freshman in college. The worship team sang this song at the opening service of our new church and I immediately loved it. College was such a spiritually formative time for me. I encountered the Lord personally, deeply. I went to a state university with tens of thousands of students. In the midst of that secular, sometimes crazy environment, there were pockets of students who earnestly sought the Lord. I was privileged to be a part of one of those pockets of students. When I was in college, this song was the cry of my heart.
Today, I attended a service and this is the first song that the leader sang. I immediately started weeping and my heart swelled with thankfulness. It has been 20 years after I first heard this song and it is still gets me. I was crying thinking about God’s faithfulness to me. He has been so good to me. What a privilege it is to be able to worship Him in a place where He is known by so few. It is amazing seeing God’s hand guiding my life all of these years. So much has changed over these past 20 years…I got married to an amazing man, I have had 5 wonderful kids, we moved across the country, we have even moved overseas, but the cry of my heart is still captured in this song.
Lord, would you please find a resting place in me?
Would You find a resting place in me when I am doing the dishes, cooking, homeschooling the kids, learning language, doing all of the mundane stuff I do?
I pray that You will…today and everyday.