by: carole l. haines
27 All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. 28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 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. (Matthew 11:27- (NASB)
Rest, that seemingly elusive state of being. Pursued often through vacations, days trips, long drives. Even when our bodies are at rest, our minds seem to worry as we sleep. But rest truly is a state of being that we can live in, even while we work. Rest, when given by the Lord Jesus, sinks down deep into our core being, into our very soul. Strong’s concordance defines it this way: To cause or permit one to cease from any movement or labor in order to recover and collect his strength. To give rest, refresh. To keep quiet, calm with patient expectation. Jesus establishes the grounds for His trustworthiness when He says, “All things have been given to me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son will to reveal Him.”
Since all things belong to Christ, we need not worry about a thing. We can enter that rest because He will give us all we need. Jesus knows the Father and will reveal Him to us. We can rest peacefully in the Lord and be refreshed. Mind quiet, heart calm, and anticipating His glorious provision for all our needs. Jesus Himself is our Gateway to Rest just because of who He is. Let us lean back into the everlasting arms and truly find our rest in the one whose yoke is easy and whose burden is light.