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“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”

- Matthew 11:28

We all like to feel rested but often the pressures and demands of life prevent it. Unrest is characteristic of the fast paced world of the 21st century. There is so much to do and not enough time to do it. Work, marriage, parenting, school and church activities often overwhelm us. In fact, the Lord’s offer of rest was in the context of those weighed down by the expectation of tradition and religion along with the demands of life. In reality, we often fill our lives with unnecessary demands and expectations placed upon us by others or even by ourselves. The Lord told Martha, “you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only a few things are necessary.” All the while Mary was at rest at the Lord’s feet. How is your week going? Are you overwhelmed, worn out, consumed by your responsibilities as usual? Take some time out for Jesus. Open His Word. Bow in prayer before Him. He will give you rest! Be encouraged!

Scripture References: Matthew 11:28; Luke 10:41-42