When I think of rest, what comes to my mind is a couple of weeks off from my busy schedule: not travelling from place to place and burning the candle at both ends to meet deadlines. Just relaxing from the hustle and bustle of life.
The only challenge is that once this rest is over, I am back again into the treadmill of life and the cycle starts again.
However, I have come to realise that there is a kind of rest that I can maintain even when I am in the thick of the hustle and bustle of life. This rest is found in Christ. It is not just the physical rest, but rest in what Christ has done for me and in me. A rest that starts now and lasts forever. Hebrews 4:10 states: “for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his”.
Let’s seek to enter the higher and long-lasting rest of God, in Christ Jesus.
Have a great month ahead.
– Pastor Benson