The world is restless. There’s a longing in every heart that drives a pursuit in search of rest. A desire to put the unsettledness in our lives away and get back to our ordinary rhythms. But even then, under it all, there’s a restlessness that exists.
Jesus invites us to come to Him as The only source of rest, “rest for our souls.” A rest so deep that no nap, no day off, no vacation, no easing of our pain, physical or emotional, can touch. He invites us to exchange the yoke we struggle in for His, which is easy and light.
And He reveals Himself to us in a way that we’ve never heard before in the gospels and only hear this once – “I am gentle and lowly of heart.” We didn’t invent those virtues, and in a restless world, they almost don’t exist. But Jesus makes it clear that if we yoke up with Him, He’s not out to harm us, but save us. He’s not out to abuse us, but lift us to our true significance. He’s not out to burden us, but to give us true purpose – one we’re uniquely fitted for by Him, our Creator and our Savior!
Jesus invites us – come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Scripture: Matthew 11:25-30; Exodus 33:14; Isaiah 55; Jerermiah 6:16; Hebrews 10:25