The Quiet Truth

Marco King

"The truth is always quiet. It's the lies that are loud"

Kay Smith - Jesus Revolution

"Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”

Emma Lazarus - Engraved on the Statue of Liberty

"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."

Jesus - Matthew 11:28-29

"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?"

~ Jesus (Matthew 6:26-27)

"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you...?"

~ Jesus (Matthew 6:28-30)

"Perhaps we should never procure a new suit, however ragged or dirty the old, until we have so conducted, so enterprised or sailed in some way, that we feel like new men in the old, and that to retain it would be like keeping new wine in old bottles"

~ Henry David Thoreau

"If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world."

~ C.S. Lewis

The Truth is Quiet

Everyone needs rest. Many worldviews agree on this fact. Yet the pressure to "succeed" is always increasing, and increased neglect for rest is always close in its wake. Christianity reveals the greatest rest of knowing that we are not in control and that God is watching over us and has a plan and purpose for our lives. Yet somehow, even this truth is being polluted by our so-called "hustle culture" which teaches us that we must never stop working to succeed and in this case "work" our way into heaven. This neglect of rest will slowly deteriorate us and our culture if we allow it to continue. But, we will thrive if we allow ourselves to rest.