A Place of Rest
I was blessed to have spent the last few days on a farm. No television, no radio, no internet. It was wonderful. After a delicious breakfast each day, I helped feed horses, goats, chickens, and rabbits. Even better, I gathered eggs from the many hens, gently reaching under each one to discover warm eggs. My basket was full. Evenings were spent reading or chatting and playing games with other guests.
This morning, with mixed emotions, we had to leave the farm. I would love to spend every day caring for the animals and gathering eggs. Yet, like most things, it had to come to an end. Thus, we returned to our home in another state where I am able to care for our precious cats and hamster.
The good news is that, although this week’s respite is over, I have an eternal rest in the person of Jesus Christ. He “came that they [we!] may have life and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10) Where I am–farm, city, or town–is irrelevant for the most significant rest there is. He will never leave us or forsake us. (Hebrews 13:5) All that is needed is to accept the sacrifice of God’s only Son, Jesus Christ, as the perfect atonement for your sin. Three days after the crucifixion, He was raised from the dead. Easter is our celebration of His victory over death, giving life and hope to all who believe and follow Him.
“Come unto me, all ye who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28) Don’t wait for a week off work or school to get a rest. Come to The Rest. Now is the time.