He whispered: “Rest… In the brook of My arm.

God calls us to rest in Him. But where? In “the brook of His arm”. (To understand, we must view brook as crook, as He is implying for us to dwell in the security and intimacy of His embrace just like when we’d hold someone in the “crook” of our arm.) He is inviting us to enter into a place that is so close, so intimate with Himself. This is not just the occasional pat on the shoulder or friendly hug that He is asking for us to come into but a oneness that is much like the tender bond of a mother nursing her child. Within the “crook of His arm”, God provides love, comfort, and nourishment for us.

“The eternal God is your refuge, And underneath are the everlasting arms.” Deuteronomy 33:27

But He said “brook”. A brook is a small stream of water, we know. The Bible speaks a lot about rivers and streams, the greatest being the river of life that flows from the Throne of God and Christ (Revelations 22:1). Jesus Himself is life, and He desires for us to understand this: it is within the intimate place with Him that He pours this life into us, and life abundantly; it is within bathing in this brook of His arm that we experience and are nourished by Him the greatest.

They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light. Psalm 36:8-9

So rest in His arms. Go and rest in that brook of His arms. Taste and see life in His embrace; be nourished and live through the intimacy of the brook of His arms!

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