December 29–A Day of Rest?

For many people today is meant to be a day of rest—at least according to their work or school vacation schedules. Today is another day that comes in between the celebration of Christmas and welcoming in the New Year that many people have off as an official vacation day.

But having today off as an official day of vacation doesn’t necessarily make it a day of rest, does it? Nope. Because the rest of life just doesn’t stop and give us the day off!

So many unrelenting thoughts may be running through our heads—worries, regrets, personal and relationship losses, job pressures, financial strains, concerns for our loved ones, our future, our health—all of which leave us in a state of unrest. Not exactly the Hakuna Matata—No Worries—kind of feeling we would like to have on our vacation days.

Whether today is an official vacation day for you or you are still officially at your work site or working unceasingly at home as spouse, parent, house-keeper, cook, chauffeur, etc—there is Rest in our Lord and in His love.

We just have to be willing to come to our Lord Jesus and receive His rest and choose to put on His yoke by which we are empowered to carry and to move through all that life would present to us—whether on our vacation days or during our days of deepest responsibility at work or in our families.

Jesus is our Life and our Rest…every day…every moment…of our lives.

“Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane

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