Sharing a quote about the pauses, interruptions, or “rests” we experience in life from time to time. Maybe you can relate to these words–I know I can!
There is no music in a rest, but there is the making of music in it. In our whole life-melody the music is broken off here and there by “rests,” and we foolishly think we have come to the end of the tune. God sends a time of forced leisure, sickness, disappointed plans, frustrated efforts, and makes a sudden pause in the choral hymn of our lives, and we lament that our voices must be silent, and our part missing in the music which ever goes up to the ear of the Creator.
How does the musician read the rest? See him beat the time with unvarying count, and catch up the next note true and steady, as if no breaking place had come between.
Not without design does God write the music of our lives. But be it ours to learn the tune, and not be dismayed at the “rests.”
They are not to be slurred over nor to be omitted, nor to destroy the melody, nor to change the keynote. If we look up, God Himself will beat the time for us. With the eye on Him, we shall strike the next note full and clear.
John Ruskin, 1819–1900
Hope you are having a restful, relaxing Sunday!
Sharing at Inspire Me Monday.
I am amazed at the timing of this. And finding it today. It was meant to be.
So glad to hear that, Leslie–hope you were encouraged by this!