Short beds and narrow covers

Can you think of anything more uncomfortable to rest on than a bed that is too short for you?


Well here is one thing: a bed that is too short and the blanket too narrow – your feet stretching off the bed or your body cramped on the bed in such a way that your neck gets a crick and to top it off the covering is so narrow that some part of you is continuously exposed.
God speaks of such a situation as this in Isaiah 28:20 – “For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.”

Just as the physical body needs rest so the spiritual soul needs rest. To be able to rest well you need a good, comfortable bed and a blanket that covers you completely. For your spirit to rest you need the same kind of comfort. “There is no rest for the wicked “says the Bible; and why: because he seeks for rest in everything and everywhere else but the place where it can be found; but there is a rest for the children of God.

… God has accomplished this, and has given to the believer a couch upon which he can to his utmost length and yet find that the bed is long enough, and how the Lord has given him a garment in which he may grow, but he shall always find that, broad as he shall become in the magnitude of his experience or of his sin, yet shall this covering be always broad enough to cover him. C. H. Spurgeon

Jesus said “come unto me…and I will give you rest” and those who come to Him -He is able to save “to the uttermost”. Hebrews 7:25

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