TO HEARKEN OR TO RUN ALL NIGHT!

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I jerked out of my mid-dawn sleep. Frantically, I scanned around me to see the looming danger. It was only but a buzzing insect. Too good to be true, I got back on my feet, and I resumed scampering for my dear life.

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The last few days have been gruesome for me. I only had few hours of sleep, my muscles ached, my sight dimmed, and I was gradually losing sense of life, because I was running from my nemesis — the king’s wrath.

I hid several times in the cave, but the wolfs ‘smoked’ me out. I sought refuge in the valley, but the foxes wouldn’t let me be. I considered the mountain, but I was intimidated by its height.

I asked myself repeatedly: ‘when will I stop hiding since I have no safe haven. And when will I cease running since I have no place to seek refuge’

What I thought will be an easy escape, has been a horrible experience filled with hunger, thirst and fear. The fear of the unknown being the worst of all.

Perhaps I should have hearkened: maybe I would have save myself from this restless romp. Perhaps I should have yielded: maybe I would save myself from the king’s wrath to come.

I took a turn, halted for some minutes under a juniper tree to catch my breath. But before I could rest my legs, I found myself running again. The fear of being caught wouldn’t let me stay.

It was then I remembered the irrefutable words of the scripture:

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“..Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.” 1 Samuel 15:22 KJV

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. [30] For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:29-30 KJV

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Beloved, the yoke of the King of kings is far easier than the yoke of disobedience; and the ‘burden’ of the Son of God is far lighter than the cares of this world.

Rest is only available to those that will receive it from the Savior. Remember Jonah! [Jonah 1:1-17].
There was no rest for him until he accepted there is no running/hiding from the Omnipresent God. David testify to this also [Read Psalm 139:7-12].

For how long do you want to run and for how long can you hide from Him? Come unto the LORD today, let Him give you rest.

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