Wednesday, 9 December 2009

You will find rest for your soul

"Come to me all of you who are working and overburdened". Jesus is calling us to come to Him, and He will give us rest. His yoke is easy and His burden light.

When Reflecting on this I was thinking about the reality of the find rest in God. Innitialy my reaction was maybe that it doesn't seem to be that easy, to come to Jesus and find rest. That trying to shoulder His yoke does not give a noticeable release of pressure.

But there is a deeper reality here. Jesus does not tell us that we would get a shot in the arm when we come to Him. Our energy levels are not going to miraculously be restored, no it is not that, but instead we "will find rest for our souls".

All humans are called to communion with God, it is only in God that we can truly find rest. Only Jesus can fully give us this deep peace we long for. Only when we follow Him with our heart, when we shoulder His yoke, when we accept His guidance in our lives do we encouter Him fully.

This encounter makes us whole, it puts our soul at rest, and even when me can feel physically tired, encountering God and walking with Him through life gives a deep inner grounding, a deep piece, it gives rest to our souls...

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