Friday, November 14, 2014

Rest All Around

We were created by God to have periods of rest.  The Fourth Commandment tells us to remember and honor the Sabbath.  

Jesus reminds us that the Sabbath was made for us; it is God’s gift of rest to us.  We need rest in every aspect of our personhood:  heart, mind, soul, strength.  

God wants us to rest our hearts in him,
letting go of emotional burdens.  
He wants us to rest our minds,
laying down the puzzles and plans of life.  
He wants our souls to find rest,
as we take His yoke upon us (Matthew 11:28-30).  
He wants us to rest our bodies,
with sleep and appropriate, regular exercise.