Thursday, May 5, 2016

Resting and Renewing

   The past weekend was very busy for my family. We had a homeschool conference, and my choir's concert was Friday night. So by Saturday night, we were all exhausted.
   We didn't go to church Sunday morning. Instead, we stayed home and rested. We talked over what we'd learned and enjoyed Second Breakfast (long story). But it was the rest that we enjoyed the most.

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy, and I will give you rest.                                                                       ~ Matthew 11:28

   Just as the Sabbath is our physical rest, Jesus wants to be our spiritual rest. We need Him to give us rest, or or else our spirits will become weak. But He willingly renews our strength when we rest in Him.

He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he
increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall
but they who wait for the LORD shall
renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.
~ Isaiah 40:29-31

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