A Song of Rest and New Creation

I love how this song connects God’s rest on the seventh day with Jesus’ rest in the tomb on the seventh day. God rested after accomplishing creation; Jesus rests after accomplishing new creation. Some of my favorite lines:

So they laid their hopes away
They buried all their dreams
About the Kingdom He proclaimed
And they sealed them in the grave
As a holy silence fell on all Jerusalem

And the Pharisees were restless
Pilate had no peace
Peter's heart was reckless
Mary couldn't sleep
But God rested

Six days shall you labor, the seventh is the Lord's
In six, He made the earth and all the heavens
But He rested on the the seventh
God rested
He worked till it was finished and the seventh day He blessed it
He said that it was good
And the seventh day, He blessed it
God rested

-“God Rested” by Andrew Peterson

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