Way of Love: Rest

Matthew 11:28-30

‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, 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.’

The question for the group was: Where do you find rest?

David, who logs miles every day on his bicycle running errands and tying together odd jobs was first to chime in: “When I kick my feet up and I finally get off that bicycle, when I put my feet up on that crate. That is rest!”

Mrs. P was thoughtful, sharing with several pauses:

“I should be really resting now as much as I want to, at this age, but I’m not at peace. I have it a lot of times, and I want to be peaceful. People don’t know that I’m not at peace. But, I carry it. For my daughter, for people I love. But, I have to remember to give it to God. Then, it’s an exhale, I can actually feel it releasing to God’s love and care.”

“When you give your burdens to God; when you really, really release that, then it is like a sigh”

“A mind that is stayed on Jesus is kept in perfect peace.”

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