Rest

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

I don’t know about you but it doesn’t take much for me to live in weariness. So many things in the day-to-day activity of life can cause me to get weary. There seems to be a relentlessness to everything that needs to be done and all the people that need to be pleased. I can feel as though I need to be immediately accessible. Technology continues to reach into every moment of my life.

I remember when I was younger and technology was not twenty-four seven. Every night the television stream would stop transmitting as people stopped. Weekends were preserved as Sundays would find stores closed and a slower pace to life. But that is not the way it is now.

So what is it that Jesus offers? Rest. Rest from the weariness of this world. Rest from the weariness of guilt and shame. Rest from the weariness of trying to live up to everyone’s expectations. Rest from the weariness of holding on to bitterness. Rest from the weariness of trying to find my purpose. Rest from the weariness that causes me to carry a burden that is too great. Rest.

In some ways it sounds too good to be true. But it is absolutely true that if I go to Jesus and remain in his love I will find this sweet rest. I know this to be true by my experience as well. Find rest my soul in God alone, my Rock and my salvation!