“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.”
I offer these well-known and comforting words spoken by Jesus as He beckoned those who were weary to come and rest in Him.
Days become weary… we robotically replay daily routines until they morph into one big blur. Some days are just like that, and we feel the need to take a break and rest.
Do you ever feel the need to lean against someone and just release all that heaviness you’ve been carrying around?
I remember, as a small child, laying against my step-dad’s chest, listening to his long, heavy breaths going in and out, while feeling his firm chest rising and lowering beneath me. Though not soft and pillow-like as a mother’s embrace, that strength and rhythm felt strong, yet soothing.
As you become relaxed and still in quiet commune with God, feel His strength. Let His Spirit wash through your soul and sooth, as you are renewed and restored. Lay your head on the bosom of His majestic strength and feel the rhythm of His unfailing love for you. Listen for His quiet, soothing voice saying, “Come, just rest”.
Here are some songs that bring me much comfort when I need to put everything else aside and just bask in who Jesus is and His love for me.