Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A "Certain" Place

"When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep." ~ Genesis 28:11

I find it interesting that the verse states "a certain place".  Not just - 'he stopped for the night because the sun had set'.  A certain place.  He had come to a spot where he could safely and comfortably stop his journey and get some rest.

What place?  A specific stage along his journey? A place shown to him?  

He didn't stop just any random spot.  He didn't stop just because he felt tired.  He kept going until he reached a "certain place".

Certain: adjective
1) specific, but not explicitly named or stated
2) known for sure; established beyond doubt


When we come to a "certain" place - we can also find rest.

A place where we are certain where our strength comes from.  Certain where our hope lies.  Certain we are loved.  Certain of grace.

When we are certain of our God and certain who we are in Him.  Even when the sun sets. When we are tired and the journey is long. 

We can stop and find rest.




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3 comments:

  1. Hi Beckey, I'm your neighbor at W2W today. Happy to meet you and visit. This is such a simple truth that is packed with power. When we are certain, when we know, when we trust and love we can rest with peace. Blessings to you.

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  2. Love thinking of the definition of certain. I'm so certain of God's grace--and certain He's forgiven me. The certainty of a home in Heaven, too! What an encouraging post!

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  3. I like the way you define "Certain Place," and may we ever find that certain place with our Lord. Thank you for sharing your lovely post with us here at “Tell Me a Story.” At: http://letmetelluastory.blogspot.com/

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