In Matthew 11:20-12:21, we learn Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath and he wants to offer rest for our weary souls. All we need to do is follow Jesus.
Rest is often undervalued in our society. There is so much to do at work, at school, and our options for entertainment are phenomenal. Granted entertainment is fun, but it can also prevent us from getting the rest we need.
Jesus offers us spiritual rest. We can trust in his acceptance and forgiveness. He invites us to destress our souls and spend quite time with him in worship, prayer and meditation. He wants to help us overcome our anxieties and our fears.
We know rest is important and we know the consequences of not getting enough rest.
- Increased risk of disease
- Decreased ability to function
- Decreased ability to focus
- Increased aggression
Make rest a priority in your life and you will notice the difference.