“Come to Me all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My load is light.” Jesus
What is very appealing in these words of Jesus is the idea of rest, rest for my soul. Twice He mentions this idea. It is easy to picture my physical self coming to Jesus, laying down a physical burden like a backpack and then being at rest. But I don’t think that is all He means because Jesus says “rest for your soul”.
How do I come with my soul burdens and receive rest? How do you?
What are the burdens of my soul? And yours?
“Search me O God and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts.
Point out anything in me that offends You and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” David from Psalm 139 NLT
There is a wonderful book, recently published, that delves into what soul rest really is. Bonnie Gray of Faith Barista is the author. I am only through the introduction and the first two chapters and already I am underlining and writing quotes and personal reflections in my journal. There will be much more written in weeks to come. In the meantime, buy her book. You won’t regret it.
We need rest. We long for rest. He offers us rest. Join Him.
Also, for fun I am linking up today with my friend Sue over at Welcome Heart. She is a great encourager from the Word as well…O taste & see Tuesdays (a day late but worth the wait!?)