I Will Give You Rest

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I have a friend who has a restful looking hammock in her backyard.

Is it possible to look at a hammock and not think about resting?

When we come in from a long day at work and we are finally able to lie down, a sweet feeling of relief ensues.

Many people cannot find emotional and spiritual rest.

Tired and weary of pain from the past.

Weighed down by shame and guilt.

Unsettled.

Looking this way and that, could there be a way to rest?

Jesus says He will give us rest.

He says that He will give us rest for our souls.

Nothing else will work.

He is the only answer to the burdens that we carry.

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 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

 “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 11:27-30

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