But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it. – Micah 4:4
There is an empty bench under a tree somewhere with your name on it. It is waiting for you to stop running so hard and sit for a while.
Samuel Walter Foss wrote, “Let me live in a house by the side of the road and be a friend to man.”
You can sit and greet people as they pass by. You can watch the children playing. You can read a book. You can behold the beauty of the world. You can watch life go by.
You can meet God.
God invites you to a life beyond the rat race, a place of safety and solace, a moment of quiet and grace.
Can you imagine a park with no benches?
Can you imagine a life with no quiet moments?
Can you imagine a world without any hope of peace and fulfillment?
God could not and so He made a promise through Micah of an age to come when people would sit in the open, secure, studying war no more, and drinking from the fountain of grace.
Every promise of the future has it glimpses, hints, and previews in this life. In Christ we come to find rest. We take His yoke and find it easy. We sit with Him in Heavenly places. We take a break and behold Him.