I Will Give You Rest

I Will Give You Rest

By Pastor Magumba Carlos Waiswa

 

“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….” (Matthew 11:28-29)

Scripture Focus: Exodus 31:12-18

The phone rings. It’s not a solicitor, business call or emergency. Instead it’s the familiar voice of a friend asking if I have time for a visit. It’s an invitation to step away from the demands around me and rest in the comfort of a trusted friendship for just a little while.

Rest comes to us in sleep, relaxation, distraction, comfort. It refreshes our bodies, minds and souls, as rain brings refreshing to the desert. When we are experiencing exhaustion, an invitation to rest can be life-giving.

Jesus has gently spoken an invitation for us to rest with Him. “Come to me,” He says, “and I will give you rest.” There’s no time limit on His invitation, no cost to us, no hidden agendas or misunderstood motives. Just an honest invitation, right in the middle of our messy lives, to experience deep rest.

Even if this life holds little relief for you, He will not withhold His promised rest forever. Listen to His invitation, rejoicing that His rest is not just for a little while, but for all eternity.

Insight: God provided restoration for all creation through the gift of rest. The earth experiences it through the seasons. Mankind knows it through keeping the Sabbath.

Kari Jobe’s song touches on the words in Matthew 11:28 beautifully Come to me

Come to me, you weary one.
And I will give you rest, I will give you rest.
Come to me, you weary one.
And I will give you rest, I will give you rest.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Take me upon you. I will give you rest……

 

 Photo credit: Stuck in Customs / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

Pastor Magumba Carlos Waiswa

lives in Kampala Uganda, is Pastor of GODS WORLD WIDE CHURCH and enjoys sharing his gift of writing as part of our World Prayr blog team.

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World Prayr has chosen to be different, starting with teaching others that the pilgrimage all those who have been brought near to God are on is not one about our focusing on what we are doing, or focusing on our sin or anything we are not doing, but focusing on what Christ did in order for us to know transforming grace. We refer to this message as the gospel of grace. We then live this out as a ministry by serving others through counseling, prayer, and sound biblical teachings.

We also differ from most ministries in another key area, working to live out the message of Philippians 2:4 by aggressively promoting other ministries and churches. As a mission team, World Prayr is working to serve those who are disconnected to reconnect them, one soul at a time, to local bodies of believers.

We refer to our team as an “Ohana” made up of many nationalities spread across the globe and within the Protestant faith.

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