“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.”– MATTHEW 11 : 28
According to dictionary, the word ‘REST’ refers to the state when you ‘cease work or movement in order to relax, sleep or recover strength’. There could be so many instances in everyone of our lives when we must have said ‘Wish I had some rest’. To some of us this word may sound quite simple and unimportant but there are thousands of people around us who are deprived of getting sufficient sleep to an extent where sleeping pills and psychiatric consultations fail to help and they end up with depression or even death.
REST is not just about ‘sleep’ instead it includes the complete relaxation of mind, body and soul in order to replenish the lost strength. With the great advancements in science and technology, there are so many different means to get Physical Rest. But, ‘Is that really enough?’.
TRUE REST is when your soul rejoices and you are able to smile peacefully from within. The MAKER OF HEAVEN AND EARTH calls out in a gentle voice, ‘Come to ME if you are weary and burdened with the cares of this world and I will give you rest‘. How beautiful!…HE doesn’t ask for your wealth or wisdom or status, but He only wants you to come to HIM JUST AS YOU ARE!
When His disciples were perturbed thinking as to how difficult the future is going to be, LORD JESUS calms all their fears and assures them that no matter who doesn’t stand for them, HE’S always there to take all their burdens and bless them with True Rest.
Isn’t it an amazing exchange offer?…Totally reliable and 100% trust-worthy because the one who says these words is not a human being to forget the promise made, instead HE is the SAME yesterday, today and forevermore and HIS Words are itself life-giving and true.
On this Sunday, when we are already giving a physical rest to our tired and exhausted bodies, let’s equally pay attention to the enrichment of our souls with the True Rest, which is very essential to renew the strength we’ve lost.
IF YOU ARE GLAD TO GIVE ALL YOUR WORRIES AND BURDENS TO HIM WITH HUMBLENESS, THEN HE’S READY TO OPEN THE FLOODGATES OF HEAVEN AND SHOWER HIS COUNTLESS BLESSINGS UPON YOU!!