“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest … You will find rest for your souls.” ~Matthew 11:28-29 (NIV)

If you’re anything like me, there are days you feel very weary. And very burdened.

It’s like taking a hike with a backpack that gains weight as you continue to drag one foot in front of the other. I’m hot and tired and thirsty. I scan the trail ahead for a large rock to sit on. Preferably in the shade. I want to slip the straps of the pack off my shoulders. Ideally, I can forget about the distance still to cover while I get a drink of water and let a breeze ruffle my hair. The sweat beading, er glistening, on my forehead evaporates.

Ah, the relief of a shady rock and a time to rest.

Jesus offers the same promise to those weary travelers who come to him. Not “I might” – but “I will” give rest.

What a relief.

Are you weary? Do you need rest for your soul?

Rest for your Soul
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2 thoughts on “Rest for your Soul

  • August 26, 2009 at 5:17 am
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    >Beautiful analogy, Candee! Yes, I think I'm weary nearly every day mid afternoon! No, seriously, there have been especially weary and hard times where I need to rest more in the presence of the Lord. I'm grateful for the extended rest times that I can squeeze in here and there.

  • August 26, 2009 at 9:31 am
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    >Hey, candee! I agree with Jody–this is a beautiful post!

    I'm definitely physically weary right now and in need of rest. Thank you so much for the reminder that HE is my rest!

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