New Hope Assembly: A Church For All People

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Posted on April 4, 2016 at 8:25 PM

What's so significant about a tea bag?

I recently spoke to the church family at NEW HOPE AG about "REST."  As you learn to rest in the Lord, you will grow in your relationship with Him.  The concept of service unto our God is one that requires a continual process of learning.  Resting requires an entrance, and thereafter the objective is to abide.  There remains therefore a rest to the people of God (Hebrews 4:9).  Unfortunately, there were and are those who choose to avoid the rest.  

I invite you to ponder for a moment on the action of the "Tea Bag."  Speculation has it that tea came into existence around 2737 B.C. by the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung who noticed that a green leaf had blown into a bowl of boiling water.  Today, the teabush grows in different parts of the world.  Whenever tea is talked about, everyone knows that it requires patience to prepare the water to the right temperature, and thereafter put the tea bag in the water (some like it with milk too:roll:).  

Drinking tea is not a thing you do in a hurry.  If you are in a hurry, you never sit down for tea time.  Some people who have not developed an appreciation for tea try to speed up the process by quickly adding sugar and pressing the spoon against the inside of the cup with the tea bag in the middle.  The thought of tea is like the thought of entering the Father's rest.  He sees our weary soul. The problem is just that we are moving like Flash from the comic books, missing some of the greater details of what God wants to do in our lives.  So many of us work on the clock.  We are paid by the hour.  We rush to get the kids to school.  We hurry to this appointment, and hurry to get a conversation over with, but it is quite necessary to develop a rhythm wherein we have time to reflect on the glory of our Master.

Main Text- Hebrews 4:9

Scripture Reading Hebrew 3 & 4

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