These letters first appeared in print in 1613. They are the abbreviation for Rest In Peace. It is often placed on a tombstone and used in reference to our hopes for the deceased. “After a lifetime of struggle, I hope they rest in peace.”

I do NOT want to rest in peace. I want to see Jesus.

I want to bow at the master’s feet. I want to sing my praises to him. I want to encounter the source of my forgiveness and express my deepest gratitude.

When this life is over, I do want to find rest, but I want that to be in the arms of Jesus.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s