The first thirty years of my life down on earth may have seemed insignificant to some.
Many of your years may feel unimportant and without relevance.
When you do what I ask, your work has eternal value.
Do not be perplexed!
You do my will.
The secret is to be as forgiving of yourself as I am of you.
Take a day to simply enjoy those things you love doing.
God has told his people, “Here is a place of rest; let the weary rest here. This is a place of quiet rest.” But they would not listen.
Although we do not know much about the early life of Jesus as a carpenter, I’m sure He faced many of the frustrations we do. The scripture tells us He is our High Priest who understands because He lived his life here on earth as a man.
In his ministry He would take his disciples away from the crowds to rest as well as teach them. I believe they guarded themselves from weariness. Yet, many of us have this inner voice urging us to do more. We are tired in body and soul and I know He often says, “Simply rest!” Rest can refresh our minds and bodies. I don’t want to be like the children of Israel. I want to listen and realize rest is as relevant to my walk with the Lord as work.