“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
Matthew 11:28 NIV
The Greek word for “rest” in Matthew 11:28 means:
1) to cause or permit one to cease from any movement or labor in order to recover and collect his strength
2) to give rest, refresh, to give one’s self rest, take rest
3) to keep quiet, of calm and patient expectation
It is an invitation from Jesus to stop your work and invest in rest.
Make time to stop producing, stop creating and simply breathe.
Take a minute or an hour to do something that fills your soul.
Close your eyes so you can really see what is going on inside of you.
Open your eyes to love the people who are around you.
It is not a one-time invitation, it is a spiritual investment for a lifestyle of trust.
Jesus is saying “come to me” whenever you need to rest and as often as you need to rest.
Are you soul tired today?
Come to Jesus, His arms are open for you.