Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. ~ Matthew 11:28
Few people know how to rest these days. Even on vacation, many people rush to cram in as much as they can before returning to their jobs, where they spend twice as much energy catching up on the work and mail that has piled up in their absence. Many of us need vacations just to rest from our vacations! Perhaps we have been looking for rest in the wrong places.
Note: My husband has often said his parents’ vacation mantra was, “We’re on vacation. We’ve got to hurry up and have fun.”
Jesus said, “Come to me . . . and I will give you rest.” Like peace, rest and contentment can be found only in one place, from one source, and that is the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus gives us the ultimate rest, the confidence we need, to escape the frustration and chaos of the world around us. Rest in Him and don’t worry about what lies ahead. Jesus Christ has already taken care of tomorrow.
~Billy Graham in Hope for Each Day: Words of Wisdom and Faith
Happy Birthday, Rev. Graham, 97 years old today!
In the stillness,
What was your most restful vacation?
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