Why title a blog “The Rest?” Partly because I think it sounds kinda cool but mainly because I borrowed it. I was listening to a Christian radio show and the host used the word or concept of rest multiple times. He talked about reading a very emotional book and needing to put it down periodically. He mentioned our need as humans to trust God and stop trying to do things ourselves. The time the word really stood out to me was when he was talking about church culture today and how we often see it as being made of two groups: the big time, celebrity Christians who have the stage and the influence, and “the rest” who are there to support them and cheer for them.
Now, if that model of the church were proper, I could rightfully claim to be part of “the rest.” I could just sit back and watch the public Christians do the real work. Having read the Bible, I simply can’t do that. We are given example after example in Scripture of ordinary people reaching out and doing their part. Paul, who could be considered one of the first celebrity preachers, repeatedly pointed out seemingly ordinary people who did something simple and started a revolution for Christ. Don’t believe me? Check out Romans chapter 16 for just one of Paul’s lists.
I don’t expect to start a revolution. I don’t even expect to have readers, but if God gives me a thought about Him and I have the ability to share it, I should. Maybe God will use it – and me.