give us rest
with the release of dc*b's final album, give us rest (a requiem mass in c [the happiest of all keys]), i have not only been spending a lot of time soaking in spectacular music, i have also been thinking a lot about the idea of rest. there is a reason why the band chose to use the image of a hummingbird on the album cover. and i can relate to that little guy...
like the hummingbird, i often feverishly flutter my wings and stay suspended in a hovering mode. but so often, i just flap away, never really getting anywhere. becoming utterly fatigued by all the exertion. but this is not the true purpose of that little winged creature. i do not want to be a feckless flutterer. i want to always be constantly moving, with intent. allowing my Creator to uplift me. hovering in a meaningful way as i drink the nectar of the Most High. being wholly sustained by Him. the meaning of rest is not that my wings cease to beat; rather, rest is found when i understand who it is that strengthens my wings and enables my flight. He is my buttress. i am able to find rest in Him as i soak up all of His goodness and grace. an active rest. a happy rest. a true rest.
*again, let me personally recommend the vinyl + cd bundle of give us rest. grab yourself a record player and join the cool kids in listening to music the old school way.